Published On: Mon, Sep 14th, 2015

Update: Professor reported killed in Mississippi university shooting

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JACKSON, Miss. — An official says one person has died following a shooting at Delta State University, and the campus remains on lockdown after reports of an active shooter.

University spokeswoman Jennifer Farish said Monday she was not yet able to identify the dead person, saying it was still an “active situation.” It’s unclear whether anyone else is injured.

The lockdown began about 10:45 a.m. local time, with the university advising students, faculty and staff to take shelter and stay away from windows.

The university’s Twitter account says the shooter was spotted near Jobe Hall.

State and local law enforcement agencies have responded.

The 3,500-student university is in Cleveland, in Mississippi’s Delta region near the Arkansas-Mississippi state line.

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