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School Shooting

  • A package of gun safety bills has been introduced in the Michigan Legislature. The legislation was rolled out Wednesday, March 1 by Democratic leaders.Advocacy groups have ramped up efforts following the shootings at Oxford High School and Michigan State University. They’re calling for new laws to require universal background checks for gun sales, locking up guns when not in use, and extreme risk protection orders that would allow authorities to seize firearms in some cases.
  • Following last week’s mass shooting at Michigan State University, students are asking school administrators to implement safety measures on campus, arguing the return to in-person instruction was too soon after the violence.Students gathered in Bessy Hall Tuesday night to air out their concerns in a town hall hosted by Associated Students of Michigan State University, the school's student government. The discussion centered around public safety, mental health and academic support.
  • The casts and crews of Broadway shows and touring companies have teamed up to send a video greeting to Michigan State University in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting.
  • As the five Michigan State University students hospitalized in last week’s shooting continue to receive medical care, several community-based fundraising efforts are proceeding. On Wednesday, one of the students who’d previously been listed in critical condition was upgraded to serious.
  • Instead of returning to classes on Monday, hundreds of Michigan State University students chose to participate in a sit-in at the state Capitol. The peaceful protest comes nearly a week after a gunman killed three students and injured five others on campus.Carrying protest signs, MSU students lined up in rows on the Capitol lawn to listen to speakers.Asha Denny is a recent transfer student at MSU. She told the crowd she was not yet ready to go back to business as usual.
  • Following the mass shooting on the campus of Michigan State University last week, a group of educators and advocates is demanding state lawmakers pass laws to combat gun violence.Students and activists with the group March for Our Lives stood behind speakers at a Monday press conference in support of gun safety legislation.
  • Classes are resuming Monday at Michigan State University, where a gunman killed three students and hospitalized five less than a week ago.Officials with MSU said they’re offering free counseling resources to all students and staff and increasing the presence of police officers on campus.
  • Michigan State University students are going back to classes Monday, less than a week after a mass shooting left three dead and five hospitalized.An event held on campus Sunday was organized to welcome those still grappling with the tragedy back to East Lansing with love and support. Thousands attended "Spartan Sunday."It all started out with a group text message Tuesday night among a group of grad students.Emily Damman asked her friends if they wanted to meet up to pick up trash and hand out some encouraging notes as students returned to the city.Megan Swirczek, who helped Damman organize the event, said they just wanted to bring people together.
  • The state House held a special session Wednesday, February 15, to honor the students who were murdered or injured in Monday’s shooting at Michigan State University.“We failed you.” That phrase was used multiple times as Democrats told students who crowded into the House gallery that more should have and could have been done.Representative Brenda Carter said the purpose was not only to honor the victims and first responders but also to make a promise:
  • Lawmakers, community members, and Michigan State University Students gathered on the state Capitol lawn Wednesday, February 15, to discuss this week’s mass shooting on campus.One by one, dozens of speakers shared their anger at Monday’s violence that left three students dead and five others hospitalized.