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VSU students welcome "normal"

Marleshia Davis Marleshia Davis
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta State University students were thankful life was returning to normal on campus Monday, as final exams got underway.

Last week was a week full of protests and tension on campus after a group of student protesters stepped on an American flag on campus on April 17th.

On Tuesday, April 21st, police found a gun, which they believe belongs to student protester Eric Sheppard, in a back pack on campus.

As of Monday, police were still searching for Sheppard.

VSU student Marleshia Davis said having things calm down would make taking finals less stressful. "It kind of makes me relieved, yeah, because I wouldn't wanna worry about being' safe and then I have finals," Davis said. "It's a big relief about that. I'm kind of glad that it's over with."

On Friday, April 24th, campus operations, including classes, were suspended as around 1,000 people paraded along the sidewalks around VSU to show support for the American flag.

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