One person has been killed at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi .
The campus is currently on lockdown as police search for the shooter who is still at large.
The university is asking everyone to “stay inside and away from windows.”
A Delta State professor is dead, according to Bolivar County Coroner Dr. Nate Brown.
— Therese Apel (@TRex21) September 14, 2015
A local reporter has confirmed that a professor at Delta State was killed in the shooting.
SCHOOLCAST: An active shooter has been spotted on campus near Jobe Hall. Please take immediate lock down action.
— Delta State (@DeltaState) September 14, 2015
Cleveland police, Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Dept. are assisting in the investigation, according to Delta State.
RT reports: The victim has been identified as history professor Ethan Schmidt, apparently shot and killed inside his office at Jobe Hall.
According to the university website, Schmidt specialized in US history and colonial America. A native of Kansas, he previously taught at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
“To be a historian… is to grapple with the very core of what it is that makes us human,” Schmidt said in a 2013 interview for the American Historical Association. “Our triumphs, our tragedies, our flaws, and our strengths are all laid bare by the scholarly study of history and without this kind of inquiry there is little hope for mankind.”
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