Seattle Pacific University Shooting Hero Has Wedding Registry Paid For
The Seattle Pacific University student who stopped a campus shooting has received an outpouring of support. After strangers discovered his wedding registry at Target and Crate and Barrel and publicized it on social media, the registry has been completely filled, and a fund for a honeymoon has been crowdsourced.
Jon Meis, 22, is an engineering student, and is engaged to be married to Kaylie Sparks, 21, on June 21. On Thursday this week, Meis was acting as a “student building monitor” when a shooter entered the building in a premeditated attack. Meis tackled and peppered sprayed the man as he reloaded his shotgun.
One student was killed and several were wounded, but Meis is being credited with preventing much more injury and loss of life.
After every item on the registry had been bought, a producer for a local ESPN affiliate began the fund to continue giving back to Meis.
“People asked why I started the fund page for Jon Meis,” Jessamyn McIntyre posted on Twitter.
“I don’t know him, and nobody asked me to do it. People found his registry online for his wedding and bought all the presents they could.”