What you need to know
- Police say 43-year-old Anthony McRae killed himself hours after shooting three students at Michigan State University.
- Police also said the five people who were in critical condition on Tuesday were also college students.
- McRae had a note showing threats to a school in Ewing Township, New Jersey, police say.
archer is killed at least 3 people At least five people were injured at Michigan State University, police said. In his pocket was a note threatening his two public schools in New Jersey, in the area where he used to live.
of Ewing Township, New Jersey, School District The district announced Tuesday morning that it had closed all schools out of “out of caution.”
Then at ten o’clock in the morning, Dr. David Gentile, Superintendent of Ewing Township Schools and ewing police Both announced a link between the Michigan mass shooting in East Lansing, Michigan, and a school in Mercer County, New Jersey.
“Information obtained during the investigation indicated that the shooter (Anthony McRae, 43) had local ties to Ewing Township.” written by a stranger In a message similar to the one posted by the police. “When McRae was found by police in Michigan, he had a note in his pocket indicating a threat to two Ewing public schools.”
McRae, who once lived in the Ewing area, had a history of mental health problems and had police stationed at each school, so all schools in Ewing were closed as a precaution, Gentile said. Told.
“Following further investigation, it was determined that the incident was confined to Michigan and poses no threat to the Ewing School,” police said. “According to information obtained during the investigation, McRae has not lived in the Ewing area for several years.”
Police in Michigan said the riot ended when McRae took his own life.
“This was a real nightmare,” said Chris Rozman, interim chief of university police.
Gentile thanks Ewing Police and other law enforcement agencies for their “quick and thorough response.”
“Our hearts go out to the Michigan victims,” Gentile wrote. “The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. We are working with and cooperating with the Ewing Police Department in the wake of this incident.”
Ewing schools are scheduled to reopen as normal on February 15, 2023.
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