Student is victim in shooting accident

Student is victim in shooting accident
Student is victim in shooting accident | Kasey Kessler

Kasey Kessler

A University of Tennessee at Martin student died at Baptist Lauderdale in Ripley, Saturday afternoon. 

According to Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Kasey Kessler, 23, of Bolivar, was transported from a field northeast of Ripley to the medical facility. The initial department report indicated an accidental shooting.

Details about the incident were not disclosed as of press time. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s office said the accidental shooting is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 

Kessler was a senior secondary education history major, who was student teaching this semester at Toone Elementary School and scheduled to graduate in May. 

“Our university community is deeply saddened at Kasey’s untimely death,” said UT?Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes. 

“We express our sympathy to his family and many friends, and we join with them in honoring his memory.”

wcp 2/22/11

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