Feb 14, 2023
Last night, I joined communities worldwide watching in horror as the active shooter events unfolded at Michigan State University (MSU). On behalf of our Association and the campus law enforcement community, I would like to express our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones and to the entire MSU community. I cannot possibly comprehend the depths of their grief.
Shortly after the shootings were first reported, I reached out to Chief Lynch to express my condolences and offered IACLEA’s support to the MSU community. Chief Lynch and his team, as well as outside law enforcement agencies, acted heroically to respond to the incident and prevented further loss of lives. I ask you to join me in keeping MSU, its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members, in your thoughts and prayers.
Over 20 million students enroll in a college or university to seek an education, experience a unique sense of community, and build their future. No student or campus community should endure what occurred at MSU and all the other terrifying campus shootings that preceded last night’s. IACLEA will continue to work with the Biden administration, our federal partners, and Congress to proactively address this growing threat to our students and seek workable solutions.
I urge you all to continue with your efforts to reassess, develop, and implement programs to keep your campuses safe. As you do this, please know that IACLEA and our federal partners are ready to assist you in any way possible. We are in this together.
Yours in safety,
IACLEA President, 2022-2023