Update: "Late Monday night, officers spotted [adjunct instructor Shannon] Lamb pull over his car near Greenville and run into the woods. Soon afterward, they heard a single gunshot and found Lamb's body," reported the media. The woods, the trees, the tragedy. It ended as a murder-suicide, after all.
The seal of Delta State University is an eagle (symbolic of the hidden Masonic Phoenix) and a triangle (symbolic..., well, you know).
On September, 14, 2015, there was a shooting at the college, leaving at least one dead.
A male professor was dead in the Monday shooting at Delta State University, said Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Ted Ray. The campus remained under lockdown, according to the university's Twitter account.
Police identified the victim as Prof. Ethan Schmidt, an assistant professor of history who recently published his second book, according to an article on the school's website.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain, in earlier reports, said a man who is believed to be the shooter was still at large. He said a description of the person was not immediately available. That would soon change.
The book is entitled The Divided Dominion: Social Conflict and Indian Hatred in Early Virginia
(University Press of Colorado, 2015), about Bacon's Rebellion.
A Geography professor at Delta State University is accused of killing a woman in Gautier, Mississippi, just after 10 a.m. on September 14. That shooting is believed to be linked to the shooting death of Professor Eric Schmidt at the college at 10:45 a.m. on the same day. The suspect in the Gautier killing has been named as Shannon Lamb, 45. He’s considered a person-of-interest in Schmidt’s death.
Lamb, who earned a Ed.D in education from Delta State earlier this year, listed his areas of research as Public Memory Suppression and the Hidden Landscape. He had a speciality in Geography in Crime.
These are some photos from Lamb's Facebook page.
Lamb is a native of Germany. Abigail Osteen, his bandmate, is the daughter of his girlfriend, the woman he allegedly shot dead, Amy Prentiss.
The earlier murder victim is believe to be Amy Prentiss. (Amy Prentiss is the character name of a 1974-1975 television program about a police woman, a spin-off of Ironsides.)
The shooting appears to be a love-triangle, no pun intended.
Students and faculty at the Cleveland, Mississippi campus are being advised to stay away from windows.
The lockdown began about 10:45 a.m. local time, with the university advising students, faculty and staff to take shelter and stay away from windows. The university has about 4,000 students.
Cleveland is a city of just over 12,000 people. It's located 38 miles northeast of Greenville.
(Various media are saying that a hostage situation was in progress, and then denied by law enforcement. Also there are reports that a shooting took place at another university, and then the gunman came to the Delta State University to shoot Schmidt. Neither were examples of completely correct or informed reporting.)
In summary, Ethan Schmidt was a professor who specialized in indigenous peoples' mistreatment in colonial times, and yet the German-born Shannon Lamb has the name of the one conducting the sacrifices. Lamb's academic specialities, he reported, were the Geography of Crime (such as 33 degree locations), Hidden Landscape, and Public Memory Suppression.
Please note, the location of where Lamb killed Schmidt, Cleveland, Ohio's Delta State University is on the 33 degree - specifically 33deg44'31" N & 90deg,43'36" W.
Amy Prentiss was an outreach minister at Oasis Church, an interdenominational congregation in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Pascagoula is well-known as the site of a 1973 alien abduction
involving unforgettable creatures (see illustration). Amy Prentiss was born on April 3, 1974, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. According to her Facebook page, she was a fan of Finding Bigfoot
Short History of Delta University
The school was established in 1924 as a public institution by the State of Mississippi, using the facilities of the former Bolivar County Agricultural High School, which consisted of three buildings in Cleveland. On February 19, 1924, Senators William B. Roberts and Arthur Marshall cosponsored Senate Bill No. 236, which established Delta State Teachers College, which Mississippi Governor Henry Whitfield signed on April 9, 1924. The three buildings were Hill Hall, an administration and classroom building, Hardee Hall, a men's dormitory, and Taylor Hall, a women's dormitory. On February 14, 1924, James Wesley Broom was appointed president of the college and the college opened its doors on September 15, 1925. In May 1926, Broom died following complications from an ear infection, and William Zeigel was named his successor. The seal of the college was designed in 1928 as a project of an art class.
World War II greatly affected the college. Anticipating the war in 1941, the college created a civilian pilot training program, which evolved into the current Commercial Aviation Department. When the war began, 254 Delta State students joined the armed forces. When the war ended, student enrollment at Delta State increased from 185 to 483.
During the 1947 session of the Delta Council, Dean Acheson (Under-Secretary of State in Truman's administration) delivered a speech on campus that unveiled the Marshall Plan, detailing postwar relief for Europe.
In 1955, the name Delta State Teachers College was changed to Delta State College. Delta State earned full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1963, which eventually led to the opening of the graduate program in 1965. In 1974 the college changed its name to the current Delta State University.
In 1965 Delta State initiated a graduate program (Master of Education in Elementary Education, Elementary Supervision, Guidance, English, History, Math, Music, Social Studies, Business Education, Physical Education, and Science).
From 1925 to 1967 the university had a White-only race admission policy. In 1967 racial segregation of DSU ended. The first African-American student, Shirley Antoinette Washington, enrolled at DSU.
In 2005 Delta State assisted refugees from Hurricane Katrina by opening Hugh White Hall as temporary housing.
I note Leflore
(French): unexplained; perhaps an altered form of German Leffler
Antoine Leflore (b. c. 1763 in Alsace-Lorraine) was a fur trader who migrated from France to Canada, and from there to New Orleans, then up the Mississipi River to Ste. Genevieve Co., Mo.
) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker or seller of spoons, from an agent derivative of Middle High German leffel
‘spoon’. In the Middle Ages spoons were normally carved from wood, or more rarely from bone or horn.