Shooting at Central Michigan University Leaves Two Dead

Two Dead in School Shooting at Central Michigan University.

The CMU shooting occurred in Campbell Hall, a student dorm, part of a four dorm towers complex at the university. Police say there are no metal detectors in the dorms, and that the campus is “a gun-free zone.” /

The suspect remains at large, armed and dangerous, as students and Mt. Pleasant residents take shelter and two are killed at Central Michigan University.  The CMU shooting is the 12th school shooting this year.  CNN reports:

Two people were fatally shot Friday after a gunman opened fire at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University, campus police said.

Campus police identified James Eric Davis Jr. as a suspect in the shootings. Last seen wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie, the 19-year-old man is still at large and considered armed and dangerous, according to police.
The shooting happened Friday morning on the dorm’s fourth floor.
The deceased are not students, and campus police said they believe the shootings stemmed from a domestic dispute. There were no other injuries.
Schools in Mount Pleasant, where the university is located, are in “secure mode” — meaning all interior doors are locked, blinds drawn and no one allowed to enter buildings, according to Jennifer Verleger, Mount Pleasant Public Schools superintendent.
The university, which has roughly 20,000 students, is about two hours northwest of Detroit.”

With any devastating circumstance, questions mount – how does a community prevent future tragedies and who should be held responsible?  

CMU may face scrutiny due to the lack of security and protective measures in place at Campbell Hall, as individuals (student or otherwise) are reportedly permitted to enter the residence hall unchecked and unsupervised.

The Fierberg National Law Group and School Violence Law specialize in representing victims of tragedies in school-related settings nationwide, including school shootings.  With an office in Michigan not far from their campus, our legal team is particularly affected by the Central Michigan University shooting. We hope the families involved find answers and, if appropriate, justice.


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