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Officials Investigating Shooting at Liberty University

Police have confirmed that an altercation took place early this morning at Liberty University, in which a fight between a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer and a male student led to shots being fired at a women’s-only dormitory. Here’s Liberty’s statement:

“Liberty University confirms initial reports that there was an altercation between a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer and a male student that led to a shooting last night at a women’s-only residential hall (Residential Annex II) that is under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department. The entire campus, including Annex I & II, are open and operating as normal. This appears to be an isolated incident and there is not any ongoing concern for the safety of students or the community.”

A spokesperson for Liberty, the country’s largest Christian university, said that there was no safety concern and classes are carrying on as usual. Earlier this year, Liberty University made headlines for allowing students to bring concealed handguns into class …

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Update: Religion News Service is reporting that the student was killed.

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