Student Shot and Killed at Mississippi State University

According to the AP, student John Sanderson, 21 was shot at Evans Residence Hall at about 10 P.M. Saturday at Mississippi State University. Mr. Sanderson was transported to an area hospital where he died.

Authorities are still searching for a suspect  – who was seen fleeing the area after the shooting. The university has about 20,000 students and the university website states that the area around the campus is a low – crime neighborhood.  This school shooting illustrates the fact that even colleges and universities with low crime rates can quickly become the scene of campus violence.

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.