Monday, September 14, 2015

Official Statement from DSU

Delta State University issued the following statement:


Chief Buster Bingham, Cleveland Police Department, said DSU police were contacted this morning about a shooting in Jobe Hall. The victim has been identified as Professor Ethan Schmidt, and a suspect is on the large. The suspect is not being named at this time.

All official information is being released from the law enforcement command center every hour. The command center is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Highway 8.

University Relations Vice President Michelle Roberts said it is a tragic situation, and the entire campus sends its heartfelt thoughts and sympathy to Professor Schmidt's family.

All classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the day and night, along with plans to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the campus set for Tuesday.

All faculty, staff and students who have been cleared from academic buildings are being moved to Sillers Coliseum. Students currently in residence halls should remain there. Campus administrators are working to get food, water and counselors to the Coliseum. Police are working to clear all campus buildings, and students, faculty and staff should stay where they are until they are escorted out.


Anonymous said...

It was just a matter of time before gun violence came home to our State and started threatening out young people in college.

We need to take a page from the experience of Australia which, despite a frontier experience like our own, turned from the tragedy of gun violence to effective, civilized controls, taking their gun violence rate way down.

America stands alone in the industrialized world for our gun culture and resulting gun violence. Inexcusable. We need to overcome the NRA and NRA sponsored gun culture and join the civilized nations on the issue of sensible gun regulations.

Anonymous said...

It was just a matter of time before losers like @5:45 PM efforted to politicize the tragedy. I suppose had Lamb stabbed them both with butcher knives we'd need to join the civilized nations of the world for sensible butcher knife regulations.

Anonymous said...

It wss just a matter of time before a lover's quarrel between professionals moved onto a campus. We need to closely supervise dating and mating behavior of all teachers. They need to have a check-in system before being allowed to form personal relationships. Perhaps a new government department could be created to handle this. Or we could just veil the women which would keep them from inciting this kind of behavior?

Here's a Thought said...

5:45 may not be aware, but, campus violence reared it's head initially (after a long wait) in Pearl, Mississippi in the form of Luke Woodham, almost twenty years ago. In her obsession over 'the gun culture' (a phenomenon, like global warming, devoid of proof) she probably had no idea.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing ... they still have knives in Australia, but nobody kills a dozen people at a theater with them.

Defend your guns, cite the 2d Amendment, whatever, but don't pretend that gun control doesn't work. It does, everywhere it's tried. You just don't want gun control, because mass murders are an acceptable consequence to you. Own it.

Anonymous said...

It is the GUN's fault. It is the GUN's fault. It is the GUN's fault. Let us not blame the people involved. How could it be their fault? They were just doing what feels good. Geeze, 5:45, how did you get like this?

Anonymous said...

Here's a though 7:26, you are completely clueless.

Anonymous said...

So I see the AP ' Breaking' the news that the suspect is telling the cops he's not going to jail on my Twitter feed.

Where is he now and where does he plan on going?

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:45, let me ask you this - if our "government" can't keep illegal drugs and people (and liquor during prohibition) from coming across the borders, what makes you think they can keep guns out? What happened in Australia won't work here for several reasons.

Anonymous said...

Gun control hasn't worked in Australia as some people want to believe. After the guns were grabbed property crimes skyrocketed. What if Schmidt had been armed? More than likely he would be alive and the murderer would be dead.

Anonymous said...

Australia didn't have pockets like West Jacktown armed to the teeth w stolen guns and absolutely no morals...

Anonymous said...

Australia didn't have pockets like West Jacktown armed to the teeth w stolen guns and absolutely no morals...

September 14, 2015 at 8:51 PM

They DIDN'T. But now they DO. Following the disarming of the populace, Australia's "government" flung open the floodgates for immigration, and imported horrible people from horrible places, to rob, rape, and murder Australians.

The same thing happened to Canadians and Englishmen.

I have to wonder what's planned for Americans, soon after their guns are taken away.

Anonymous said...

@7:50 PM if fine with murderous death by knife as long as the number of deaths is numerically smaller.

bill said...

The problem with gun control in the US is that it's a hundred years too late. Some estimate that there are 300 million guns in America, and they aren't going to be voluntarily surrendered. 8:40 above has the only solution we haven't already tried - allow people to carry sufficient arms to defend themselves.

Anonymous said...

At least close the gun show loophole and put those sales through the same registration requirements and background checks.

Johnny Weir said...

This isn't about gun control. This is about an individual killing his girlfriend (for whatever reason((motive)) than driving to the college and killing a professor he had a grudge against. You can't stop crazy people because they have the element of surprise.

Anonymous said...

There is no gun show loophole.

Anonymous said...

5:45 - can I take you to Outback for a nice steak dinner?

Is that creepy?

Anonymous said...

9:26 Please explain what the gun show loophole is. If you buy a gun at a gun show you must go through the same process of having your records checked as if you were buying it at a shop or store. You have been misled by the left wing liberal media's lies.There is in fact no gun show loophole, it is simply another leftist lie being promoted by the people who would make you a slave to their political system.

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