It took more than a year to bring 2-and-a-half-year-old Jessie on board, and the timing was a blessing. She arrived at Ingham County 911 just two months before the mass shooting at Michigan State University.
For the Spartan community, Thursday marked the start of a new journey. As many celebrated with friends and family, they’re also remembering the ones who lost their lives during February's mass shooting. MSU honored their lives with a moment of silence and will present the three victims with posthumous degrees.
As seniors at Oxford High School in 2020-21, they were present during a school shooting that killed four of their classmates and injured seven. The trauma of the event led them to believe that it would never happen again.
The push for gun reform in Michigan continues Wednesday morning at the state capitol with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords joining state lawmakers calling on legislators to pass gun reform in the Senate.
Michigan State University students play a big role in the East Lansing community and the surrounding areas. MSU students are employees, customers, volunteers - the list goes on. Their absence has a big impact on local businesses.