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Jon Meis: Selfless Student Stopped the Seattle Pacific University Shooting


GOD, GUTS, and GUNS: “Selfless” Student Who Stopped The Seattle Pacific University Shooting Is A Shooting Enthusiast, NRA Supporter

It didn’t take long after yesterday’s shotgun attack by a non-student at Seattle Pacific University for word to get out that the brave actions of students ended the attack before far more people could be injured or killed.

The friends of the first man to go after the armed suspect quickly identified the bashful hero to the world via Twitter. (View Tweets)

Meis was a monitor working the front desk in the lobby when the attacker began shooting, and he quickly sprang into action.

Shortly after a gunman stalked SPU’s Otto Miller Hall on Thursday afternoon, fatally shooting one student and wounding two others, Meis made a split-second decision that some now say helped stop further carnage.

As the gunman stopped to reload his weapon in blood-splattered Miller Hall, Meis, 22, a senior engineering student from Renton, saw an opportunity, his roommate said Thursday night.

Meis, who was working at the time as a monitor who sits at a desk in the lobby, near the Hall’s front door, quickly moved in to pepper-spray the gunman, then he tackled him to the ground. Police arriving moments later moved in to handcuff and arrest the suspect, other witnesses said.

Because it doesn’t fit the preferred narrative, there are things about Meis that the media seem to be choosing not to share about him.

Meis first made the news in 2010 for his academic performance, where he earned student of the month honors. It was noted that he helped found the S.KA.R. airsoft team which competes in simulated combat events.


Meis’s Facebook page “Likes”  also reveal that Meis supports the National Rifle Association and numerous firearms and gear manufacturers and retailers, including AIM Surplus,, Kel-Tec, Kinetic Concealment, Mossberg,  Savage, and Remington.

(Article via BearingArms)

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