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Alma Mater Honors Waffle House Hero With Scholarship Fund

The university said in a news release that nearly $15,000 was collected just after it made the scholarship donation information public

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    Waffle House Shooting Hero Details Encounter with Gunman

    James Shaw Jr. is being called a hero by law enforcement for wrestling the gun away from the shooter inside a Nashville-area Waffle House Sunday. Hear the details of his encounter. (Published Sunday, April 22, 2018)

    The alma mater of the man who took an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House has established a scholarship fund in his name.

    Tennessee State University held a reception in honor of 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. of Nashville. Several businesses and organizations praised Shaw and gave him awards.

    Four people were fatally shot and four others were wounded in the April 22 shooting. Shaw was able to get the weapon away from the gunman and threw it behind a counter.

    Tennessee State President Glenda Glover announced at the event Monday that Shaw will receive a Special Presidential Recognition at the school's homecoming in October.

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    The university said in a news release that nearly $15,000 was collected just after it made the scholarship donation information public.