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VSU Protester's Father Tells Son To Turn Himself In

VSU Protester's Father Tells Son To Turn Himself In
Posted at 8:15 AM, Apr 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 23:37:34-05

VALDOSTA, GA (WTXL) - The father of the man wanted to Valdosta State University Police is speaking out, after officers say his son brought a gun on campus, inside a backpack.

On Tuesday, VSU announced a search warrant for Eric Sheppard, who was involved in the campus American Flag protests, which resulted in Air Force Veteran Michelle Manhart being handcuffed while trying to take the flag away from protesters.

Eric Sheppard Sr., father of Eric Sheppard, released the following statement:

"Son, you know we love you and have always taught you to do the right thing and make wise decisions. Please make the right decision and turn yourself in, either to the authorities or to me, and we will handle this together. We love you and are here for you, as you requested."