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As the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety's investigation of Anthony McRae continues, Chief of Police Chris Rozman said updates will come to the community through the DPPS Twitter page as well as MSU's emergency alert messaging system.
The final student who was critically injured during the Feb. 13 shooting on Michigan State University’s campus has been released from Sparrow Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, according to MSU Police and Public Safety.
Seeing news of more incidents of gun violence can be triggering for MSU students who are still trying to heal after the tragedy, like social relations policy and international relations freshman Khushi Gooroochurn."Now that it has happened, it’s as though it cannot stop happening.”
MSU, you can’t give students their sense of security back. But you can help us help keep our community safe.
The audio files obtained by The State News depict callers hearing gunshots from nearby rooms, students inside the terrorized classroom attempting to aid victims and students trying to navigate doors that don’t lock to keep themselves barricaded.
Several education majors who interviewed with The State News shared a consensus: they aren't changing their minds about spending everyday of their career in a classroom, but they wish for change to make schools a safer environment.
“There’s nothing else I could do except give it time because it’s not like I can erase the events that happened,” human biology sophomore Heaven King said. “I think that’s what we all need to do though. I’m not forcing anything, I’m just getting back into things slowly.”
As of Monday, March 13, student IDs are required to enter most buildings on Michigan State University’s campus between 6 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. However, some students don't think this is enough and demand more action from the university to ensure campus safety.
The Gabby Giffords protest at the Capitol brought student leaders together to talk about the stories they have not forgotten for a month.
Roy’s song, titled “I Believe (#SpartanStrong),” was released on Feb. 18. He started the project two days after the shooting. He said writing is an outlet for his thoughts and opinions."So silent that you can hear the wind / When you don’t feel like going to school again," Roy sings.
The Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, or DPPS, released preliminary investigation findings that detail a timeline of the Monday, Feb. 13 mass shooting on campus.Content warning: This article contains explicit photos and discussions of violence that may be damaging to view.
MSU Vice President of Police and Public Safety Marlon Lynch and FBI Michigan Special Agent In-Charge Jim Tarasca break down the police response to the Feb. 13 mass shooting on campus.
Jacinta Henry started writing songs when she was 14 years old. But she hadn’t written a song in a year until the Feb. 13 shooting on Michigan State University's campus.“We’ve been fighting since we could talk / Been protesting since we could walk,” she sang in front of the crowd at a protest following the shooting.
Henry performed her song, “America,” on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol and in front of the Sit Down, Speak Up protest on Feb. 20, among other students who read speeches and spoken-word poetry.
One of the eight victims of the Feb. 13 Michigan State University shooting is improving in the hospital but additional surgeries will be required, according to an update posted by family members.
“If people want to get things that are going to make their community feel more like a community again, then we are 100% here for that and wanting to help in any way we can,” Kovach said.
"The bottom line for us is that we just want everybody to know that we're here for you," Assistant provost and executive director Alexis Travis said. "We have an array of services and are committed to listening and continuing to meet the needs of Spartans now and also in the future.”
Through emergency alerts and social media updates, here's how MSU communicated to the community and combatted misinformation on the night of Feb. 13.