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It is still not entirely clear what prompted the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus to be placed under lockdown late Wednesday night. Full Story
Former Nazzie

New Philadelphia, OH

#26 Sep 16, 2010
It's unfortuante that a young man chose to take his own life, but I find it puzzling that no one, especially the school, ever caught wind of anything. After a brief look into the student's facebook, I found numerous precursors of suicide along with rather bloody and graphic pictures on his page as well. There are many more things on that page, that I, a member of the law enforcement community, am startled by. Warning signs were present.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the whole MVNU campus
kelley moore

Hillsborough, NC

#27 Sep 16, 2010
Blake's school
Naz Grad

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Sep 16, 2010
To go off of what former Nazzie said if there were signs, How and why did he have access to a gun if he lived on campus?
Baker

Columbus, OH

#29 Sep 16, 2010
twiztedview wrote:
and before anyone criticizes me suicide is a selfish thing to do the person that does it is thinking of noone except themselves and I have no respect for anyone that does not care about anyone but themselves. Do you think this idiot was thinking about how his mom would feel to get a call at work or home telling her her son just blew his head off, nope he is only thinking about himself and how hurt he is. There are so many resources available to people that feel like doing this especially on a college campus that its retarded that these things keep happening. I wish people would think about who they are going to hurt when they do this and other stuff. it doesn't matter who you are or what you have done someone always cares and will always be hurt by you doing something like this.
Maybe this person needed some help and didnt know how to ask for that kind of help... Maybe if people like YOU won't call him names they would ask for help
Joanie

Mount Vernon, OH

#30 Sep 16, 2010
Former MVNU Student wrote:
The school officials did not brief the students on anything- they called a meeting to basically tell them there was a "situation" and that they had been put on "lock down" to prevent any one from getting hurt- never said what for. The rumors where either a girlfriend/boyfriend had a fight and police were called, there was a drug dealer around campus, or as we now know someone committed suicide with a gun. The school staff did nothing to explain or clarify the reason for the lock down- as is typical of them- leave the students in the dark...wouldn't want the school to get bad press.
The Admin did what they could at the time. The details were not certain last night, the family of the student had to be contacted first, and it would serve no purpose to trigger a panic when there were still too many indeterminate issues involved. This morning more information could be and was shared.
Former Nazzie

New Philadelphia, OH

#31 Sep 16, 2010
Naz Grad wrote:
To go off of what former Nazzie said if there were signs, How and why did he have access to a gun if he lived on campus?
Students are allowed to have guns on campus. They are supposed to be checked in with campus security. I can tell you, when I was a student, I knew several people who had guns in their possession, whether rifles or handguns.
But something even more plausible, he could have gotten the gun ANYWHERE. If you want a firearm and you don't care about the price, you can find one on the street in a very short amount of time.
Impeach Obama

Columbus, OH

#32 Sep 16, 2010
I went to the MVNU as well and ive heard from students and other people that MVNU did not do a good job of notifying the students of what actually happened. thats when rumors start and if you have gone to MVNU you know what im talking about. MVNU is politicized from the top to the bottom and dont want a bad rap for anything. they need to tell the students straight up whats going. Last year there was a stranger on campus and there was word that he may have tried to rape a girl on campus. Was anyone notified on campus at that moment? NO. only two days after the fact were we aware that a drunk man approached a girl at night. MVNU needs to get there act together when it comes to safety situations and get some real security guards. AND STOP WASTING STUDENTS MONEY!!!
Faul P

Hilliard, OH

#33 Sep 16, 2010
Impeach Obama wrote:
I went to the MVNU as well and ive heard from students and other people that MVNU did not do a good job of notifying the students of what actually happened. thats when rumors start and if you have gone to MVNU you know what im talking about. MVNU is politicized from the top to the bottom and dont want a bad rap for anything. they need to tell the students straight up whats going. Last year there was a stranger on campus and there was word that he may have tried to rape a girl on campus. Was anyone notified on campus at that moment? NO. only two days after the fact were we aware that a drunk man approached a girl at night. MVNU needs to get there act together when it comes to safety situations and get some real security guards. AND STOP WASTING STUDENTS MONEY!!!
I agree with Impeach Obama, not just because of his name either. I went to MVNU and the administration is good for nothin. They are more concerned with raising tuition, finding stupid ways to spend that money they take from the students. They need to show more concern towards the student body. But they don't and no wonder someone was able to do this. It is sad thing that they do their best to make the school like a 5th grade camp and make rules about every little thing, yet something like this can happen right under their nose.
Grayce

Morehead, KY

#34 Sep 16, 2010
As a former student of MVNU, my heart goes out to the campus. I have many friends still residing on campus--this effects everyone, even miles away.

As for suicide being 'selfish', yes, it is. But also think of how much pain someone has got to be in. As a someone who suffers from depression, at times, you can't think clearly--and suicide, though permanent, seems like the only answer.
Been There Done That

Zanesville, OH

#35 Sep 16, 2010
In defense of security on campus. The higher ups tie their hands and go so far as to sometimes make them change their reports if it put the campus in a bad light. I am not saying all of them are great officers but I know what they go through. This campus has covered up so much you wouldn't believe it. But then again what campus doesn't these days. To say they play with the truth sometimes is just an understatement. I am sure that only a few know of one woman from off campus who was planning to commit sucide in the chapel a few years ago. But I think it was the night housekeeper there who called security while keeping an eye on the woman.She was able to defuse the situation and get help.But those days are gone they outsourced them. I am sickened by the thought of the loss of this young life no matter how it took place. I send my prayers out to his family and friends.May God wrap his loving arms around them and hold them tight in this difficult time.
MVNUStudent

Sparta, OH

#36 Sep 16, 2010
Retired Deputy wrote:
What a waste.
Suicide causing a lockdown.
This country is now permanently on panic mode.
That was a pretty simple-minded and rude statement if I do say so myself.
Someone from our campus died, and at first no one was sure how.
If it WAS murder, they did not want another student in danger.
In my opinion, it was a pretty smart choice coming from the security.
MVNUStudent

Sparta, OH

#37 Sep 16, 2010
Former MVNU Student wrote:
The school officials did not brief the students on anything- they called a meeting to basically tell them there was a "situation" and that they had been put on "lock down" to prevent any one from getting hurt- never said what for. The rumors where either a girlfriend/boyfriend had a fight and police were called, there was a drug dealer around campus, or as we now know someone committed suicide with a gun. The school staff did nothing to explain or clarify the reason for the lock down- as is typical of them- leave the students in the dark...wouldn't want the school to get bad press.
as a matter of fact, they legally COULD NOT tell us anything until the student's parents had been notified. It has NOTHING to do with press.
nazkid

Sparta, OH

#39 Sep 16, 2010
Please understand that this is not a time to blame people. The campus does what they can to help students through situations like these and were given a heads up when concerns rises. I am not trying to push away the fact that this could have been avoided but in a time of need we need to stop blaming and start praying for the family and those who knew him.
MVNU MOM

Cincinnati, OH

#40 Sep 16, 2010
As a parent of a student at MVNU I am so glad that they locked the campus down and made sure that everyone there was safe. I will keep this childs parents and family in my thoughts and prayers.
MVNU Student

Columbus, OH

#41 Sep 16, 2010
I think instead of criticizing and trying to figure out this tragedy, we need as a campus community and body of Faith, bind together. We will never fully understand what happened, but we can comfort each other and perhaps open doors for others who might consider the same fate, to feel the freedom to speak out.
jfmpk

Findlay, OH

#42 Sep 16, 2010
Retired Deputy wrote:
What a waste.
Suicide causing a lockdown.
This country is now permanently on panic mode.
Perhaps the lockdown was because the University did not how or why the victim was shot. Caution does not indicate panic.
jfmpk

Findlay, OH

#43 Sep 16, 2010
Marc wrote:
One less weak minded moron to worry about!
My, but you are a very un-compassionate person. Why not just keep your thought to yourself. Your comment is so unnecessary.
mvnumom2

Galion, OH

#44 Sep 16, 2010
I can't believe anyone who has worked in law enforcement would feel it it was inappropriate to lock down the campus. You of all people should know that when you don't have all the information you have to err on the side of caution. My understanding is that the information the school had at the time was that a student was suicidal and his whereabouts were unknown. It was also known that he may have a gun. So, potentially they had a suicidal student with a gun possibly on campus. Thank you MVNU for choosing to protect my son and all the other students. Also, for being respectful of his family by giving only the information that was necessary until they could be notified.
For all of you who have made comments about selfishness, weak minded,retard, etc. what purpose could you possibly hope to serve by making statements like this where his family and friends will likely read them. They are hurt beyond belief and you made the choice to hurt them even more. And you have the nerve to call someone else weak minded and selfish? Really?
Michael's family and friends - you are all in my prayers. My heart is breaking for you.
MVNU Student and Friend

Johnstown, OH

#45 Sep 16, 2010
Retired Deputy wrote:
What a waste.
Suicide causing a lockdown.
This country is now permanently on panic mode.
Our staff was unaware of all the details at the time. He could have been unstable with a gun on campus. It could have been a dangerous situation for anyone who crossed his path.

I agree with the lockdown, and I am saddened by all of this. Suicide and threats of suicide are a big deal, and our school handled things the best way that they knew possible.
Mvnu grad

Piqua, OH

#46 Sep 16, 2010
I am glad the students at mvnu were protected by campus being locked down. Based on what is being reported was known at 10 pm, this wAs an very easy decision. Lock down the campus and protect your students.......... End of story

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