One person has died in a shooting at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. The campus remains on lock down amid reports that an active shooter remains on 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
According to Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark, the victim was identified as Ethan Schmidt — an assistant professor of American history in his 50s who was killed inside his office in Jobe Hall. The shooter has been opened its doors 90 years ago today. According to USA Today, the university had planned a day-long celebration for the anniversary.
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates for gun control, recently gave Mississippi an “F” on their gun laws. According to the organization, the state does not require gun owners to receive a background check when transferring gun ownership between private parties, nor does it require licensing for gun owners.
Delta State University has cancelled classes for the rest of the day.