Sep 14, 2015 12:40 PM by NBC News
A professor was killed during a shooting at Delta State University on Monday, school officials and the county coroner's office said.
The university was placed on lockdown just before 11 a.m. local time (12 p.m. ET).
"An active shooter has been spotted on campus near Jobe Hall. Please take immediate lock down action," the school said on Twitter.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Cleveland Police and Bolivar Sheriff's Department were at the scene, the school said on Twitter.
About 3,500 students attend the university, which is in Cleveland, near the Arkansas-Mississippi border.
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