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A school attack occurred last night at Michigan State University.
There have been 3 murdered and 5 wounded. The suspect was 43-years-old and had no known affiliation to the university. He apparently took his own life.
I’d like to extend my prayers as well as deepest sympathy to the families of those who have lost a loved one and to the innocent lives broken by this terrible act of violence.
I’d also like to thank the police officers, EMS, and others who rushed to help the victims. Their fast and brave response appears to have saved lives.
Here’s a link to one news source:
Oxford High School suffered an attack on November 30, 2021. Four students were murdered and seven were injured. Oxford High School is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes from the university. While it has not been confirmed, it appears that some of the Oxford students who suffered through that attack now attend Michigan State.
Today is also the anniversary of Parkland.
As you can see, there are many people today who are suffering terribly. Therefore, consider doing the following as soon as possible:
Most likely there will be lots of people in the news and on social media talking about this attack, Parkland, and other school attacks. It’s probably going to spill over into the classrooms. Just ask the teachers to listen for indicators of concern.
I know it doesn’t always feel this way…but the world is small. Much smaller than we think.
There will be people in your school who will be deeply impacted by these tragedies either directly or indirectly. They may know someone who was present at one of these tragedies or they may know someone else who was lost to violence. They may have suffered a personal loss recently and these violent acts may trigger intense or negative emotions.
Make counselors available and tell the teachers and staff members to be on the lookout for anyone (including teachers and staff members) who are showing signs that they are hurting.
If you have any questions or concerns or would just like to talk, please feel free to Call or email. I'm happy to help.