Today, the Michigan State University campus was put on lockdown following an active shooter situation. Reports from both the Michigan State University Police and students on the campus confirmed that there was an active shooter on the grounds. Both the ATF and FBI are responding the scene.
Police Release Description of Suspect as Videos of Michigan State University Students Running from Active Shooter Surface
According to the MSU Police, the active shooter is described as a “short male with a mask, possibly Black”. They have also confirmed that one person is dead, and multiple people have been injured as a result of the shooting. Videos of the active shooter situation have been circulating on social media, showing MSU students running away from the shooter.
The Michigan State University campus was put on lockdown immediately after the shooting was reported. Police have been actively searching the campus for the shooter, though he is still at large. The university has advised students and faculty to shelter in place until the shooter is caught, and they are monitoring the situation.
The active shooter situation at Michigan State University has prompted much discussion about the safety of college campuses, and the need for increased gun control laws in the United States. The event was a stark reminder of the fragility of campus safety, and the importance of rigorous security measures in order to prevent such occurrences from happening.
Around social media many students are demanding that Michigan State University implements more secure campus safety regulations, mentioning things such as having clearly marked emergency exit points, and more in-depth security surveillance. The situation is still developing, but it appears local police, ATF, and FBI agents are working diligently to apprehend the shooter before any more tragedy occurs.