PHOTOS: MSU students stage walkout in support of gun reform

A student at Michigan State University holds a sign with the three words sent to those on...
A student at Michigan State University holds a sign with the three words sent to those on campus the night of February 13, 2023 when a gunman opened fire on campus, killing three students and wounding several others.(WILX/Erin Bowling)
Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 8:21 AM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - March for Our Lives is planning a silent walkout at Michigan State University Wednesday at 12 p.m. to advocate for gun reform.

*See the livestream of the walkout below*

Students plan to walk in a single file line from Berkey Hall to the Spartan statue. This comes as Thursday marks two months since the mass shooting on campus.

March for Our Lives is also writing letters to people affected by the two most recent mass shootings in Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky.

MSU students received a lot of support over the past two months from across the country. Now some students say it’s their turn to pay it forward.

“A picture is worth a thousand words but I feel like words also hold such a deep meaning, especially to someone who has been through such a traumatic event,” explains MSU student Rhea Reut. “I feel like having that nice little motivational message or just a few words knowing that people care and think about you from miles away holds so much value.”

Since the mass shooting at MSU, state lawmakers have passed universal background checks and safe storage laws. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has indicated that if the bills pass in the Senate and make it to her desk she would sign them.

Mental health support resources are available through MSU.

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