A shooting took place Friday morning at Central Michigan University.
The suspect is a 19-year-old black male named James Eric Davis, Jr. The school is on lockdown and classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day.
Though the two people killed at CMU were not students, America is merely 16 days removed from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.
As many would have figured, the media has yet to mention that Central Michigan is a “gun-free zone.”
Central Michigan is a gun-free zone.
No person shall possess, discharge or otherwise use any weapon on any property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the University. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the individual has a concealed weapon permit or is otherwise authorized by law to possess, discharge or use any such device. Exceptions to this prohibition are listed below.
DEFINITIONS:Weapon includes, but is not limited to: a firearm; explosives (including fireworks); dangerous chemicals, substances or compounds intended to cause injury to another, or possessed in negligent disregard for the safety of self and others; knives with blades longer than three (3) inches or with an open blade locking mechanism; swords; machetes; projectile devices that could cause injury to others or any other device that could reasonably be considered to be a weapon.
Michigan Radio has more on the gun ban, circa 2011:
Some college students are protesting the state’s gun laws by carrying empty holsters on campus this week. “Students for Concealed Carry” is a national group behind the annual protest. There are protests this week at Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University and Central Michigan University.
The groups say people with valid concealed weapons permits should be able to carry concealed guns on campuses around the state. Colleges and Universities ** are on the list of nine “pistol free zones”.
Reid Smith is the Michigan State Director of Students for Concealed Carry
“You’re only taking about allowing lawful gun owners to carry their firearms on college campuses and you’re not talking about the criminals. The criminals aren’t going to obey the gun free zone laws anyway.”
From Fox News:
Officials said they are searching for a 19-year-old black man who is approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing yellow-colored jeans, a blue hoodie with a weapon tucked in his belt.
Local media identified the suspect as James Eric Davis, Jr.
More on what is known about the shooting, so far…
From Daily Caller:
Michigan State Police report at least two individuals were shot and killed Friday morning at Central Michigan University.
More from WILX:
Classes have been cancelled for the rest of the day.
The City of Mt. Pleasant is reporting the suspect is a black male and considered armed and dangerous. They also have all city buildings on lock down and are not accessible to the public, including McLaren Hospital, and Sacred Heart Academy is on lock down.
Michigan State Police are confirming that two people have been shot.
This is a breaking news story. WILX News 10 is working to get more details on this story, and will update the story as more information becomes available.
More from Michigan Radio:
Campbell Hall consists of four person, single bedroom, two bathroom suites, according to the University’s website.
According to CMU police, students and employees are being told to shelter in place.
Central Michigan has about 23,000 students.
More from NY Post:
The school has about 23,000 students and is about 125 miles northwest of Detroit.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wrote in a Twitter post: “I am in constant contact with @MichStatePolice as they work w/local law enforcement to determine what has occurred at Central Michigan University. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action.”
The shooting follows the deadly shooting rampage at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 dead on Valentine’s Day.
Stay tuned for more…
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]