Governor, Lieutenant Governor commemorate first anniversary of MSU shooting

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — As people across Michigan and the country remember those lost one year ago in a shooting on the MSU campus, the state’s top leaders are taking time to talk about the last year and what can and has been done to help with healing.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Still Spartan Strong

A year ago today, every Spartan’s heart broke as our campus was shattered by gun violence.

Today, let’s lean on each other—it’s what we do best. Spartans are strong because we always have each other’s backs. Let’s stand united as we remember those we lost, support those who bear scars both seen and unseen from that day, and continue to heal and process together.

As Governor, I will do what it takes to make every campus in Michigan safe and ensure every student can learn and pursue their potential. We will honor those we lost with action. MSU is a special place that means so much to me and countless Michiganders. It’s home. It always will be.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)

Michigan’s Attorney General reflects on first anniversary of MSU shooting

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. (Feb. 20, 2020)
Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. (Feb. 20, 2020)

One year after the tragic loss of life our community experienced, we continue to honor the lives of the three Spartans who were taken from us and wrap our arms around the countless other students who were affected by this tragic act.

School should be a place of learning and opportunity, not a place of fear. No parent should be afraid to send their child to school. No student should be afraid to enter a classroom. We must support common sense gun laws to restore a common sense of peace.

Our hearts are with MSU today and every day. Let us stand with the students, families, and friends who are all still grieving the immense loss to our community. Let us continue working together to ensure that no student, parent, or Michigander has to endure a tragedy like this.

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist (D-MI)

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