After a deadly shooting at Seattle Pacific University, video footage showing a heroic student take down the gunman, has been released.
The video shows the gunman ‘Aaron Ybarra’, shoot a female student with a shotgun. When he pauses to reload, student-safety monitor Jon Meis jumps from behind a corner, pepper-sprays Ybarra in the face, tackles him to the floor and takes away the shotgun.
After stashing the weapon behind a wall, Meis returns, grabs the killer and puts him in a headlock until police arrive.
In an interview, Meis said: “I knew that if I didn’t stop him, he would keep going.”
But the university didn’t want the footage to be released, saying it would provoke ’emotional distress…on our community’.
Seattle Pacific University remains strong and resilient as a result of God’s faithfulness to us. Our foremost concern continues to be the welfare and safety of not only our students, faculty, and staff, but of the victims and witnesses of the tragedy.
The release of the video does bring to light the heroic actions of one student, who saved countless lives.