Michigan State students will return to classes on Monday. The return to class comes a week after a gunman killed three people and injured five others. Since that shooting classes and even certain athletic events have been canceled.
Last Monday the shooter, Anthony McRae, opened fire at Berkey Hall and the MSU Union prompting school officials to send an alert that instructed students to “run, hide, fight.” He gunned down sophomore Brian Fraser and juniors Arielle Anderson and Alexandria Verner before leaving campus and eventually turning the gun onto himself.
“No one thinks we are coming back to a normal week,” MSU interim Provost Thomas Jeitschko said at a press conference. “One of (the) things that is important for us to recognize is that coming back together will help us. We know that everyone heals at their own pace and in their own manner.”
This is the second school shooting of 2023.