As Michigan State moves to make active shooter training mandatory for all students and staff, records show optional sessions offered by the university were rarely attended before last month’s mass shooting.
At a September meeting with top MSU leaders, including the police chief, at least two faculty members raised concerns about a lack of door locks in the event of a campus shooting. One speaker cited Berkey Hall specifically.
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.
The 43-year-old shooter can be seen checking his handgun clip for ammunition before walking into a room at the MSU Union the night of Feb. 13, newly released surveillance shows. He left a minute before police arrived.
Some committee and audience members cried as the mother of MSU student Troy Forbush testified Wednesday about rushing to her son after he was shot during the Feb. 13 mass shooting. She urged lawmakers to pass gun safety laws.
A Bridge Michigan survey finds that automatic door locks, live video feeds are standard at several universities in Michigan. Several reforms are underway following a shooting that killed three students.
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.
MSU police offered a new explanation Wednesday for why it took 13 minutes after the first shooting reports to issue an active shooter warning to students. In that time, the gunman had moved from Berkey Hall to the MSU Union, where a third student was killed.
Interim President Teresa Woodruff announced a series of future security upgrades on Wednesday that range from restricting public access to buildings to school-wide training sessions following a deadly mass shooting Feb. 13.