MSU student fatally shot off-campus
East Lansing — Police say a Michigan State University student from Texas has been fatally shot during a fight at an off-campus student apartment complex.
East Lansing police say the 22-year-old man was pronounced dead early Friday at a hospital. Police initially said he wasn’t a student. His name and hometown weren’t immediately released.
Police had responded to a call about shots fired when he was found shot. Police say they don’t think there’s an immediate danger to the public.
The apartment complex is located about 2 miles north of the Michigan State University campus. The shooting is under investigation.
Judge bars McPhail from entering school
Detroit — A Wayne County Circuit judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order for a Detroit charter school seeking to keep Sharon McPhail from managing business operations there after she refused to leave.
The restraining order, issued by Wayne County Circuit Judge Craig Strong, prohibits McPhail from exercising any authority over the operations of Detroit Community Schools, entering the school property or interfering with the operation of its newly appointed conservator, Nancy Berkompas.
McPhail was terminated after refusing to obtain state certification to be superintendent at the school within three years of taking the position in 2012, school officials said.
The same day, the school’s authorizer, Bay Mills Community College, installed Berkompas, a former teacher and school superintendent, as conservator.
McPhail, an attorney and past Detroit councilwoman, is the former superintendent of the charter school.
In 2016, the Michigan Department of Education ruled the charter school was employing a chief administrative officer who was not properly certified. The education department fined the school and ordered it to comply with state law.
The fines reached more than $200,000 as the school appealed the ruling.
The school, in a motion filed Thursday, is demanding McPhail immediately return access to the school’s property, bank accounts and records in her custody or control.
The restraining order is in effect until 11 a.m. Tuesday when McPhail is scheduled to appear at a hearing where she must show cause as to why the restraint should be lifted.
The charter school, founded in 1997, serves more than 650 students in grades K-12 and is in the Brightmoor neighborhood.