A view of police cars dealing with the shooting taken from inside Raising Cane's

The surreal experience of witnessing a university mass shooting

On the night of Monday, Feb. 13, I had just gotten out of a late class at Michigan State University and stopped at Raising Cane’s on Grand River Avenue. The plan was to get a bite to eat before going home and talking to some of my friends on the phone back in Chicago. Instead, I spent the next four hours in the dark restaurant, peering out the window.