One Dead At Delta State University Shooting, Shooter Still At Large


The Bolivar County Coroner’s office in Mississippi identified the victim shot at Delta State University as Professor Ethan A. Schmidt, according to the personal Twitter account of Jake Hyman, a CBS Radio News reporter. Hyman reports that Schmidt was a professor of American History at the university.

  UPDATED 1:50 P.M. A gunman shot and killed a professor at Delta State University in Mississippi on Monday. The campus remains on lockdown, asking those on campus to stay indoors away from windows as the shooter remains at large. CNN reports that the victim was male and was in his office at the time of the shooting. Delta State is a small college (just over 3,000 undergrad students) and is located in Cleveland, Mississippi, just on the Mississippi-Arkansas border.

Video of students at Delta State barricading their classroom while in lockdown. (Video via UPDATE: 1:13 PM Delta State sent out another Tweet telling students to remain in buildings on the campus.

Delta State University has confirmed one fatality. Campus remains under lockdown. Please stay inside and away from windows. — Delta State (@DeltaState) September 14, 2015

This is a developing story that will be updated frequently.

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