Michigan State University has recently become a trending topic on various social media platforms, including Twitter. A range of viral videos relating to incidents at Michigan State University has contributed to this trend.
Notably, Twitter permits NSFW (not safe for work) content, provided that the user indicates it in the privacy and safety settings by marking their tweets as "sensitive." Similarly, NSFW content is allowed across several communities on Reddit.
This article aims to inform readers about the Michigan State University video, detailing the nature of the event, who posted it, and where it can be accessed.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university situated in East Lansing, Michigan.
It was established in 1855 and is currently acknowledged as a Public Ivy institution, providing an educational experience similar to that of an Ivy League university.
In 1863, the college was designated as a land-grant institution by the state. In 1870, it began admitting both male and female students, and it obtained university status in 1955.
MSU boasts the highest number of undergraduate students among all colleges and universities in Michigan.
A shooting occurred near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus on February 14, 2023.
The police responded promptly to the incident and surrounded the university.
Unfortunately, three people lost their lives, and five individuals were admitted to the hospital with injuries.
The suspect was described as a black male, shorter in height, wearing red shoes, a jean jacket, and a navy baseball cap with a lighter brim. @msupolice provided real-time updates regarding the event on Twitter, and after the first tweet, they advised community members to take shelter as the suspect was on foot.
Updates on the Michigan State University shooting, provided by @msupolice:
8:40 pm: MSU ALERT: There have been shots fired near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus. Please secure-in-place immediately. Police are active on the scene. More information to follow.
9:16 pm: UPDATE: The suspect is believed to be on foot right now. Community members on and off campus should continue to shelter in place. Police are continuing to respond.
9:26 pm: There is another reported shooting at IM East. Police are responding. There are multiple reported injuries. The Media staging area is currently being determined.
9:34 pm: UPDATE: IM East is being secured. It appears there is only one suspect at this time.
9:56 pm: UPDATE: The suspect description is a short male with a mask, possibly Black. Please continue to shelter in place. We are still receiving multiple calls from an active shooter on campus.
10:10 pm: The victims are currently being transported to Sparrow Hospital. Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union, and Berkey Hall have all been cleared/secured.
10:21 pm: A news briefing will take place at 11 p.m. at the Henry Center for Executive Development. The address is 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910.
10:26 pm: All campus activities are canceled for 48 hours, including athletics, classes, and all campus-related activities. Please DO NOT come to campus tomorrow.
10:46 pm: We will be live-streaming our news update on the MSU Police and Public Safety Facebook page – @msupolice.
11:18 pm: SUSPECT PHOTOS: The suspect is a Black male, shorter in stature, with red shoes, a jean jacket, and wearing a baseball cap that is navy with a lighter brim.
11:36 pm: UPDATE: There are 3 confirmed fatalities. This is in addition to the 5 victims who have been transported to the hospital.
12:28 am: UPDATE: The suspect has been located off campus. It appears he has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There is no longer a threat to campus and the shelter-in-place has been lifted.