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Liberty Freshman Will Be Buried In Texas

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Liberty Freshman Will Be Buried In Texas

A 19-year-old who died last week near Liberty University will be buried this week. The funeral for Liberty freshman Joshua Tyler Hathaway will take place Tuesday in Lubbock, Texas. An emergency security officer has told Lynchburg Police he shot Hathaway early last Tuesday after the student began hitting him with a hammer. Liberty has not identified the employee who killed Hathaway in the lobby of an all-female dorm. Hathaway was assigned to an all-male dorm that’s across the street from the place where he died. The school has told Lynchburg area media outlets the officer was suspended with pay while it investigates Hathaway’s death.