In a directive from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office on Tuesday, Feb. 14, it states, “The State of Michigan remembers the victims and stands in solidarity with the Spartan community by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments, and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.”
In honor of MSU students from the Tri-City area, residents, businesses, and all others are encouraged to display their flags at half-staff until the directive is lifted.
Michigan State University operated under modified operations/services for Tuesday, Feb. 14 and Wednesday, Feb. 15. They resumed normal operations as of Thursday, Feb. 16. All campus activities including athletics, classes (in person and remote), and all campus-related activities remain suspended at the time of printing and is expected to resume Monday, Feb. 20.
Finally, it was asked of media and community members to respect the families’ privacy. Michigan State University officials stated that the university will stand together as a community and support one another as they work to conduct a comprehensive and thorough investigation regarding this tragic incident.