Liberty University Chancellor Says Saddened, Heartsick By Student's Death

The Liberty University Chancellor addressed the students Wednesday morning, a day after a 19-year-old student from Lubbock was shot and killed.
By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- The Liberty University Chancellor addressed the students Wednesday morning, a day after a 19-year-old student from Lubbock was shot and killed.

According to Lynchburg Police, 19 year old Joshua Hathaway attacked an armed security officer around 4 a.m. Tuesday, who then shot and killed Hathaway.  The police warrant also said Hathaway had been having some personal difficulties.

On Wednesday, the Liberty University Chancellor, Jerry Falwell, Jr., addressed the students on campus, saying, "I know how stressful college life can be. I know at your age, every problem seems to be magnified. You haven't been through these types of problems before, but I urge you to get help. Don't wait until it boils over."

Falwell also said he had spoken to Hathaway's parents, telling them the community was heartsick over what happened, and he was personally sad about it.

Hathaway graduated from Southcrest Christian school as Salutatorian in May 2013, and is described by those who knew him there as a good kid.
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