Democrats in the Michigan Senate voted Thursday to create laws allowing confiscation of guns from those who pose dangers, universal background checks and mandatory safe storage to keep firearms away from children.
In the month since a terrifying mass shooting, a loose collection of MSU students has emerged to organize sit-downs, pressure lawmakers, tend to classmates and demand that school officials create a safer campus for those who follow.
Deadly shootings at MSU and Oxford High spurred the tate to divert millions of dollars for school police officers and other security measures. Research is mixed on whether those measures save lives, and they come with a cost to student mental health.
Jennifer Conlin covered the 2021 shootings at Oxford High School for The New York Times. Now, as a freshman representative in a swing district, she said there is growing consensus even among gun owners that something must change.
A bipartisan House panel created after the deadly shootings at Oxford High School did not address gun safety in its recommendations because it could not reach consensus. Now, with a Democratic led House and Senate, advocates see an opening.
Michigan superintendents are trying to balance physical technology to secure schools, with building stronger mental health supports for students. They say school safety continues to be something they want to improve.
Tips about planned school attacks rolled in after the Oxford High School shooting. But the OK2SAY confidential tip line also allowed officials help students in distress, including those who were suicidal.
Student safety is on the minds of school and community leaders throughout Michigan following last year’s shooting rampage at Oxford High School. Lansing-area officials met Monday to discuss the nuances of such policies
The four children shot dead in their high school in Oxford last year are of equal worth as each of the more than 1.5 million children whose lives ended in abortion in Michigan since Roe v. Wade was decided.
The lawsuit is the third against Oxford Community Schools since the Oxford High School shooting in November. Students are not seeking monetary damages but want the court will order the district to strengthen safety measures and receive a 'fully transparent' third-party review of the shooting.