Scholarship named for SPU hero who stopped shooter

The class of 2014 graduates from Seattle Pacific University Saturday.
The class of 2014 graduates from Seattle Pacific University Saturday.

SEATTLE (AP) — The president of Seattle Pacific University announced at the school’s graduation ceremony that a scholarship has been named for the hero who stopped a fatal shooting on campus earlier this month.

President Daniel Martin told graduates on Saturday, including Jon Meis, that an engineering scholarship will be given in his honor. Students and their friends and family gave Meis a standing ovation at the ceremony at Key Arena.

Seattle University and local police say Meis tackled a gunman and pepper sprayed him when he stopped to reload a shot gun in a building on campus June 5. One person died and two others were injured in the shooting.

Police say that without the action of Meis and others who held down the gunman, more people likely would have been hurt.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s