Delta State Professor Allegedly Kills Girlfriend & A Colleague, Then Himself

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Update: The suspect in the shooting of Delta State University professor Ethan Schmidt is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after a daylong manhunt that left students and faculty at the Mississippi college terrifed. Tragically, this ending leaves many questions for police and community members of two towns.

Shannon Lamb fled campus after killing Schmidt on Monday morning, and police said on Monday afternoon that he had told them he wasn't going to jail. Authorities also believe he shot and killed his live-in girlfriend at their home before driving to the Delta State campus. The two lived 300 miles from the school.

Delta State has canceled Tuesday classes and scheduled a vigil for Schmidt.

This story was originally published on September 14, 2015.

Students and faculty were advised to take shelter on Monday morning, university spokeswoman Jennifer Farish told NBC News. The university also confirmed through its Twitter account that one person was killed on campus. The victim was a male professor and was in his office at the time of the shooting, according to CNN.

The Bolivar County Deputy Coroner identified the victim as history professor Ethan Schmidt.

Emergency personnel are already on the scene at the college of 3,500 students. Delta State is located near the border of Mississippi and Arkansas.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as information becomes available.
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