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November 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Student describes how he stopped SPU gunman in newly released witness recordings

He spoke in a clear, steady voice as he described to a detective the actions he took at Seattle Pacific University that day – actions that so many people have since praised as the work of a hero. Just hours after a gunman opened fire at SPU’s Otto Miller Hall on June 5, killing one student…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Aaron Ybarra, Jon Meis, Seattle Police

June 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Scholarship named for SPU hero who stopped shooter

The Associated Press 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…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: graduation, Jon Meis, scholarship

June 7, 2014 at 2:25 PM

$29,000 raised (so far) for local SPU hero

In the three days since Aaron Rey Ybarra opened fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus, killing one student and wounding two, Jon Meis has been dubbed a local hero. The story of the 22-year-old electrical-engineering student’s heroism spread across social media Friday, and well-wishers have bought out all the gifts on his wedding registry…


Comments | Topics: crowdfunding, Jessamyn McIntyre, Jon Meis