FSU student says books saved him from bullet

Jason Derfuss posts pics on Facebook in aftermath of FSU library shooting


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida State University student says books in his backpack saved his life when a gunman opened fire in the library.

Jason Derfuss posted on his Facebook page that he was leaving the Strozier Library early Thursday morning when he heard shots fired.

Darfuss claims that the shooter, now identified as FSU alumnus Myron May, was about five feet away from him and had targeted him first.


But it wasn't until three hours later after Darfuss returned home that he realized why he was saved from the fired bullet.

According to Darfuss, the bullet was stopped by the books in his book bag.

The FSU student posted pictures on Facebook showing the damaged books and the alleged bullet.

"I assumed I wasn't a target, I assumed I was fine." said Darfuss on his Facebook posting. "The truth is I was almost killed tonight and God intervened. I know conceptually He can do all things, but to physically witness the impossible and to be surrounded by such grace is indescribable. To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen."