‘Our hearts are broken today.’ Ann Arbor superintendent responds to Michigan State shootings

Ann Arbor Public Schools has released pick-up sites and times for its meal program during closure. (Pexels)

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent Jeanice Swift sent a districtwide email on Tuesday in response to the deadly Michigan State shootings on Monday night.

Three students were killed and five were transported to the hospital in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at two locations on MSU’s campus.

“Our hearts are broken today for the students, staff and families who have experienced the death or injury of a loved one and the significant trauma impacting so many from this senseless act,” Swift wrote.

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Swift said the attack impacts many within the Ann Arbor community and may bring up concerns of safety within AAPS buildings.

“Yesterday’s events are another sobering reminder of the possibility of tragedy occurring in any school community,” she wrote.

“Please be assured that the Ann Arbor Public Schools has a comprehensive emergency response plan in place, works closely with local multiple-agency law enforcement and regularly conducts preparedness drills and activities throughout the year. The safety of our students and staff will always remain our top priority.”

Read her full message below: