Alexandria Verner was identified as one of the three victims of the Michigan State University shooting. The other two are Brian Fraser and Arielle Anderson. A 43-year-old gunman – Anthony McRae – fired inside an academic building just before 8:30 PM Monday causing an hours-long lockdown on campus. He killed himself after being confronted by police.
On Tuesday, authorities identified the three victims.
Who was Alexandria Verner?
Alexandria Verner was from Clawson. She was born to Ted and Nancy. She also had a sister Charlotte and a brother TJ. She was a junior studying biology. Verner graduated from Clawson High School in 2020.
A social media post from Clawson Public Schools said Verner “was a tremendous student, athlete, leader, and exemplified kindness every day of her life.”
“Alex was and is incredibly loved by everyone,” said Clawson Public Schools Superintendent Billy Shellenbarger in the statement.
Verner was studying integrated biology and anthropology at Michigan State University, according to her LinkedIn profile. She was a league MVP in basketball, volleyball and an all-state softball player.
The other two victims that were killed in the shooting included Brian Fraser of Grosse Pointe and Arielle Anderson of Harper Woods. Anderson is a 19-year-old sophomore. “She was a bright, aspiring and humble young lady,” said her maternal grandmother, April Davis. She aspired to become a pediatric doctor. She graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School.
Brain Fraser’s family was still in huge shock. His sister, Micaela Fraser that their family isn’t willing to speak on the topic, but she doesn’t want her brother’s name to be forgotten. “He was light in their lives,” she said.