Longtime Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo was one of many university and state dignitaries who spoke at the university’s vigil Wednesday for the victims of a mass shooting on campus Monday that claimed the lives of three victims and injured five more.
Izzo spoke for nearly seven minutes from prepared remarks, offering his and his family’s condolences to the victims and their families and praising students and first responders whose actions Monday night helped stem the loss of life.
He also urged students to lean on each other and on the school for support as they process Monday’s tragedy.
“I can’t begin to imagine what all of you are going through,” Izzo said. “But I do know that we as a campus community can offer our support both to you and to each other. Look around. Look next to you. Shake somebody’s hand. Introduce yourself to somebody you don’t know. That’s who we are, and that’s who we need to be at this time.”
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