Three victims of Michigan State University shooting identified


College students killed in a shooting on the Michigan State University campus Monday night included a «tremendous leader and athlete,» a «great friend» who was «beloved by all,» and an «outstanding student» who he wanted to become a doctor. said those who knew them.

Three students were killed and five injured after a gunman opened fire. Police identified the slain students as Alexandria Verner of Clawson, a junior; Brian Fraser from Grosse Pointe, a sophomore; and Arielle Anderson also from Grosse Pointe.

Alexandria Verner

Alexandria, a 2020 graduate of Clawson High School, was «a great student, athlete, leader» and a person who «exemplified kindness every day of her life,» Billy Shellenbarger, superintendent of Clawson Public Schools, said in a statement. release.

“If you knew her, you loved her and we will always remember the lasting impact she has had on all of us,” he said.

Alexandria’s father, Ted Verner, told the Washington Post that their daughter, who played basketball, volleyball and softball all four years of high school, was a «beautiful soul.»

brian fraser

Brian, a 2021 graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School, was president of the Michigan Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Michigan State University, according to the fraternity.

“As the leader of his chapter, Brian was a great friend to his Phi Delta brothers, the Greek community at Michigan State, and those he interacted with on campus,” the fraternity said in a statement. «Phi Delta Theta sends its deepest condolences to the Fraser family, Michigan Beta Chapter and all those who loved Brian as they mourn the loss of him.»

Brian’s father, Sean Fraser, told the Detroit news that his son was “a good boy” who was “loved by all”.

Jon Dean, the superintendent of the Grosse Pointe Public School System, said in a statement that he was heartbroken when he learned of the shooting and that two recent graduates of the school system had been killed.

«I can’t even process what I just wrote,» he said. “How can we have our community impacted in this personal way?”

He said that Brian and Arielle were «exceptional kids» who were doing great things and «they will be missed.»

ariel anderson

Arielle, Dean said, graduated from Grosse Pointe North in 2021.

Tim Davis, his uncle, told the Detroit News that she was «literally kindhearted».

“She was just sweet and innocent. She remained innocent all her life. She was soft-spoken. Always helpful. In my opinion, she was just perfect in the way she carried herself,” she told the newspaper. “She had good manners and she was respectful. She was very intelligent, an outstanding student. I’m pretty sure you’ll hear that from everyone.»

Arielle wanted to be a pediatrician, her grandmother April Davis told the Detroit Free Press.

“She is kind, caring, caring, compassionate, driven” and “very family-oriented,” he told the newspaper.

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