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A professor dead after a shooting at Delta State University

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The killer is thought to still be on the loose and was driving a 2011 Dodge Avenger


A professor was killed in his office at Delta State University. The shooter is still believed to be on the run, which has caused the campus to be on lockdown. It was announced that the Native American and colonial history professor Ethan Schmidt was killed in his office in Jobe Hall. 

Professor Schmidt was a much-loved professor at the school and his colleague, English professor Don Allan Mitchell, had nothing but good words to say about him. “Dr. Ethan Schmidt was a terrific family man, a good friend, a true son of Peabody, Kansas and his beloved Emporia State University,” he said.

The school lockdown began at 10:45 a.m. with students being ordered away from windows and locking themselves inside of the school.

The manhunt for the killer is still going on, but authorities have said they believe the killer is still not on campus.  The Mississippi Highway Patrol tweeted that the person of interest is believed to be driving a black 2011 Dodge Avenger with plates STF015. This story is developing. Read more at The Clarion Ledger HERE

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