MSU Students Return to Classes Today; Hospitalized Victims Continue to Improve

Photo: Susan Tompor ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

EAST LANSING, February 20, 2023 ~ One week after the tragic shootings at MSU, faculty and students at the university are trying to work their way back towards some sense of normalcy.

Classes are expected to resume today, though many students are hesitant to return. Thousands of students signed a petition over the weekend that requests virtual learning options, while others are considering just-announced credit/no credit choices that would allow them to ease back into classes.

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February 20, 2023 ~ Pine Rest Mental Health Services of Michigan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bill Sanders talks to Sean Baligian about MSU students returning to classes today, and he says everyone grieves differently and students should honor their feelings as they try to return to some normalcy. Photo: Ryan Garza ~ USA TODAY NETWORK


February 17, 2023 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks to Paul W. about the mass shooting at Michigan State University, and she says she will do all she can to make sure it never happens again. Photo: Nick King ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

(CONTINUED) Meanwhile, the five students wounded in last Monday’s deadly attack remain hospitalized. Officials with Sparrow Health suggest that all five are improving, though three remain in critical condition. Of the others, one is listed as stable but critical and the fifth is listed as fair.

Funerals over the weekend laid to rest students Arielle Anderson, Brian Fraser, and Alexandria Verner, with families, friends, and communities coming together to honor the lost, grieve, and try to make sense of the senseless.

MSU officials stated Sunday that the university will be covering the funeral costs for those killed, as well as all medical expenses for those injured.  

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