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Statement about student incident

December 13, 2006

This morning around 6 a.m., a 21-year-old male student from Johnson City, Tennessee, was injured from what Elizabethton police have indicated was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident occurred in Quillen Hall, the student’s residence hall. No other students were injured or involved. The student was transported by emergency services to Johnson City Medical Center where he underwent surgery and is currently in stable condition.

The student’s family and minister have been notified.

The college has counselors stationed around campus, as well as faculty and staff and the campus minister available to counsel students.

The college appreciates prayers for the student and campus.

For more information, please contact Lee Fierbaugh, VP for Marketing Communications, at 423.461.8719 (office), 423.341.4611 (cell), or by email at PR@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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