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Mississippi’s Nightmare Weekend

Two hours, two different state universities, two shootings. One student is dead:

A shooting occurred Saturday night at Mississippi State University in the campus dorms. The shooting took place before 10 p.m., at which time police were notified of the incident. Mark Keenum, the university president, remarked Sunday that the shooting appeared to be an “isolated incident.”

…On Sunday, another student was shot at Jackson University. Nolan Ryan Henderson III, a 19 year-old freshman, was shot while at an off-campus pool party.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant released a statement about both shootings.

“Those perpetuating these crimes will be apprehended and held accountable,” he said. “Mississippi does not take these instances lightly, and rest assured, we will continue to provide a safe learning environment for students at all our Mississippi College and University campuses.”

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