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Classes at Central Michigan University resumed Monday for first time since a deadly shooting on campus.

James Davis, Jr. is accused of killing his parents in his dorm room on March 2, right before the start of CMU’s spring break. He’s being held in a county jail.

Michigan Radio’s “Morning Edition” host Doug Tribou spoke with CMU’s associate vice president for student services Tony Voisin about the first day back.

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Classes are set to resume at Central Michigan University tomorrow.

It will be the first time back on campus for many students since a deadly shooting 10 days ago.

Professional counselors and therapy dogs will be available for students as they return to campus.

CMU shooter arraigned in court

Mar 6, 2018
James Davis Jr.
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The suspect in last week’s shooting at Central Michigan University was formally arraigned from his hospital bed Tuesday afternoon.

James Davis Jr. is accused of shooting and killing his parents in his dorm room on Friday morning, before fleeing the scene. The shooting prompted a 15-hour manhunt that led to a lockdown for much of the Mount Pleasant community.

When officers arrested Davis early Saturday morning, they noted he “wasn’t making any sense.” He’s been hospitalized under armed guard ever since.

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The campus of Central Michigan University is quiet today for a very different reason than it was at the end of last week. Students are on spring break, but on Friday the campus in Mt. Pleasant went into lockdown after word spread that a gunman had killed two people in a campus dorm.

James Eric Davis Jr., 19, is accused of shooting his parents James Davis Sr. and Diva Davis. Police eventually arrested Davis Jr. early Saturday morning.

Michigan Radio's Steve Carmody was on campus covering the story. He spoke with "Morning Edition" host Doug Tribou.

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Update, March 3rd  4:45 pm: A Central Michigan University student suspected of fatally shooting his parents in a dormitory has been charged with murder.

University spokeswoman Heather Smith says 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. also faces a felony weapons charge.

Davis Jr. remains under guard at a hospital, where he was taken following his arrest early Saturday.