Delta State University Shooting: One Professor Dead

A shooter is believed to be still at large at Delta State University in Cleveland. Mississippi after a history professor was shot dead earlier this morning. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said a man who is believed to be the shooter was still at large. He said a description of the shooter was not available at this time. spokeswoman Jennifer Farish declined to identify the professor fatally shot, saying it was still an “active situation.” It’s unclear whether anyone else is wounded.

“Fortunately for us, our public safety officers and university officials have trained many of us for active shooter situations. Many students are locked-down in classrooms, and professors and staff members are telling them the protocol. Plus, we are all texting and Facebooking each other to make sure we are safe.”- Allan Mitchell, an English professor,in a Facebook message to The Associated Press.

There have been differences in opinion unraveling in light of this shooting. Another English professor, Bill Hays, said the university did a poor job of communicating with faculty, staff and students about the emergency situation.

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