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Shooting At Delta State University in Cleveland, One Dead

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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 local reporter has confirmed that a professor at Delta State was killed in the shooting.

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.”