One Dead in Shooting at NC Christian University

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A shooting on Sunday at Mid Atlantic Christian University, formerly Roanoke Bible College, located in Elizabeth City, N.C. has left one student dead.

Elizabeth City police were called to the school shortly before 1 p.m. and found the man dead when they arrived at the scene, according to a police news release.

Two male students got into an argument inside a dorm and that's when one student shot the other, according to a news release issued by the school.

A person of interest is in police custody, but police have revealed no other details about the shooting.

Fellow students said they are looking to Christ to help them deal with the shocking news.

"As a Christian individual, we look at the world and things we can't explain, but we have to have hope in eternity and a better place," said Ken Green, the school's vice president.

The school has cancelled classes for Monday. University officials said local ministers and counselors will be available to students, faculty and staff for counseling.

"God is who we turn to in tears and in prayer," said Clay Perkins, the university's president.

Mid Atlantic Christian University is a small school with just 180 students and was founded in 1948. All students are required to major in Bible and may choose a second major which can include Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Ministry, General Ministry, Leadership & Administration, Preaching, or Youth and Family Ministry.

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