Jon Meis: 'Hard to Accept' Hero Status in Shooting

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The Seattle college student who pepper-sprayed and tackled a gunman last week, likely saving lives, says it's hard to accept his status as a hero.

Jon Meis was working as a building monitor at Seattle Pacific University Thursday when the gunman began firing a shotgun in Otto Miller Hall. When he paused to reload, Meis saw his chance and acted.

A 19-year-old student was killed and two others injured. Suspect Aaron Ybarra is being held without bail.

In a statement issued through the university, Meis says he's been overwhelmed by generosity and support. An online campaign has raised nearly $50,000 for him, and supporters bought items on a wedding registry for Meis and his fiancee.

Meis says he's not ready to forgive the shooter, but he hopes the shooter will find the grace of God.

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