WMU students raise concerns at town hall meeting following deadly shootings

Posted at 11:04 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 23:04:21-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A town hall meeting was held Monday at Western Michigan University to address student concerns about the school's failure to alert students to the shooting spree in the area in which six people died.

There was a large turnout at the school's east ballroom with a lot of mixed emotions as people discussed safety concerns.

"Why did we [get] the bare minimum for setting up a system for protecting our students?" one student asked.

Another student raised the issue of not receiving an alert and the urgency for everyone to stay inside.

President John Dunn offered an apology to the students, "of course, to offer my deepest apology that we did not communicate to you more in a timely responsive manner. The apology is sincere, heartfelt and emotional."

School officials also offered grief counseling to students impacted by the deadly shooting.