Monday, September 14, 2015

9/11:Mississippi Professor Dead after Campus “Active Shooter Drill”

9/11:Mississippi Professor Dead after Campus “Active Shooter Drill”

“Lamb, 45, allegedly gunned down church outreach minister Amy Prentiss, 41, at their home in Gautier, Mississippi, at around 6am local time on Monday, according to a police statement.
He then allegedly drove 300 miles to his place of work, called 911 to alert them to Prentiss’ death, then opened fire on the campus at 10:45am local time, killing assistant history professorEthan Schmidt. “

On the Run – Professor Shannon Lamb is also an avid performer. ( Photo whaatsnew)
USATODAY reported that Delta State University has been recently training for active shooter situations:
“The Bolivar County Coroner’s office said Schmidt was shot in his Jobe Hall office. The school said emergency management officials had set up a command center on campus.
“Fortunately for us, our public safety officers and university officials have trained many of us for active shooter situations,” Don Allan Mitchell, an English professor, told the Associated Press. “Many students are locked-down in classrooms, and professors and staff members are telling them the protocol. Plus, we are all texting and Facebooking each other to make sure we are safe.”
An an article published with the Associated Press, it was revealed that a police officer was on the scene within a “few minutes,” following the apparent shooting. The scene is described below:

“Some people thought that it might be a desk or door closing or firecrackers, but King said he thought it sounded like gunshots. A few minutes later a police officer — gun drawn — burst into the windowless room and ordered everyone to get against the wall away from the door. Some people also hid in a storage closet, King said. The officer didn’t explain what was going on, but King said the students understood.”Continuing the AP article revealed that staff and students were alerted to the shooting event via text message alerts from people throughout the world:

“Eventually police ushered the students into another building and questioned them about what they’d seen and how many shots they heard,” adding that, “
“Everybody’s phone just sort of went off at the same time,” [Charly] Abraham said. Then a staff member came in and told them that the campus was on lockdown.
“We discovered it was something very serious when we started getting text messages from people all over the world,” he said.
Eventually, about two hours or so after the initial lockdown, about 25 heavily armed policeofficers swept through the building, Abraham said.”..................

Delta State University: Professor Dead after Campus “Active Shooter Drill”

james tracy
(image) Professor James Tracy
Remarkable Coincidences in Developing Story, Recent News Article on Delta’s Active Shooter Exercises Deleted From Web
On Monday, September 14 Delta State University Professor Ethan Schmidt was allegedly shot by an unknown assailant who is Schmidtpresently on the loose. The story is being vigorously promoted by major news media vis-á-vis university and Mississippi state officials, and federal agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Yet Delta State is also noted in the region for “active shooter exercises”–the most recent of which were held in late August of this year (see below news report). “We’ve had and hosted several active shooter trainings on campus,” notes Delta State Campus Police Chief Lynn Buford in a story appearing in the Bolivar Commercial that has since been deleted from its website.
Delta State’s police department works with the local sheriff’s office on such drills. When a drill scenario begins to play out campus police receive word of an alleged “active shooter” on campus. “Then we send out a text message that goes to Facebook and Twitter and email,” Buford explains. “Depending on the situation we’ll decide to either lockdown or evacuate.”
The campus community is kept apprised of such situations via “Okra Alert,” which uses social media to inform on the given incident. “It’s a text message system which includes text and email,” according to Buford. “We can also link it to our Facebook and Twitter pages.” About 4,100 people are Okra subscribers.

The story below on Delta State’s recent active shooter exercises has been deleted from the Bolivar Commercial’s website. It was located on the Internet Archive and saved via a screen capture.

There are also other curious facets to this developing story presented to the public via “social media postings.”
“Before Schmidt was identified as the victim,” Yahoo! News reports, “friends of the slain professor posted heartbreaking messages on his Facebook page inquiring about this wellbeing.” The story goes on to quote from Facebook:
“Watching CNN about events on your campus,” one wrote. “Please let us know when you can!”
“Yes, please let us know if you are ok,” wrote another. “Thoughts and prayers to you all at DSU.”
Further, Yahoo! News staff even claim to have known Professor Schmidt. This is indeed a remarkable coincidence! “Schmidt attended Emporia State University in Kansas with Yahoo News editor Everett Starling, and the two had remained friends,” notes Yahoo!
Starling said Schmidt as very involved at Emporia State, including serving as student body president.
“He’s somebody that I never knew to ever have a quibble with anyone,” Starling said. “He’s one of the best people you will ever know.”
Starling adding: “I’m stunned. He’s a great guy.”
Another unusual coincidence: Delta is scheduled to celebrate its 90th anniversary on September 15th–an occasion that will surely be used by corporate news media to exploit the event.

Here is Delta State’s official Testing of Emergency Procedure Policy concerning such readiness exercises.


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