Mississippi's Delta State University locked down after professor shot to death
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A professor was shot and killed on Monday at Delta State University in Mississippi, a county coroner said, and the school remained locked down after reports of an active shooter on campus.

The university, located in Cleveland, Mississippi, confirmed a fatality on its Twitter account and asked those on campus to stay inside and away from windows.

The Bolivar County Coroner said the shooting victim was a professor.

The suspect remained on the loose, the Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported, citing the Cleveland Police Department.

A representative for the university's communications office said it had no further comment.

More than 4,000 students are enrolled in the public university, located 120 miles (193 km) northwest of Jackson.