Newly released dispatch records show multiple callers offered a description of the gunman soon after shooting. A deluge of tips about everything from suspicious trucks to loud sounds may have diverted police.
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.