February 14, 2023
EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Ewing Township Police say that on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at approximately 6:00 a.m., The Ewing Police Department was notified by the New Jersey State Police about a mass shooting incident that occurred at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, which had a possible connection to Ewing, New Jersey. Information received during the investigation indicated that the shooter, Anthony McRae, Age 43 had local ties to Ewing Township.
When McRae was found by police in Michigan, he had a note in his pocket that indicated a threat to two Ewing Public Schools. The investigation revealed that McRae had a history of mental health issues. As the investigation continued, and out of an abundance of caution, the Ewing Public Schools were closed for the day. Officers from Ewing and surrounding agencies were stationed at each closed public school as well as other schools in the Township.
After further investigation, it has been determined that the incident is isolated to Michigan, and there is no threat to Ewing Schools. Information received during the investigation indicated that McRae has not resided in the Ewing area for several years.
The Ewing Police Department would like to thank their Mercer County law enforcement partners for their quick response and assistance while the investigation was in the initial stages.
Officers will remain at all schools for the day, and it is anticipated that the normal school schedule will resume tomorrow February 15, 2023.
Police surround all Ewing Township Schools this morning. Photos by: Brian McCarthy
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