EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan State Associate professor Mitch Robinson says
like other parents, he’s still processing everything that happened on Monday night.

He also has a son going to MSU and he got a terrifying phone call from him.

His son was inside the Union when the shooter opened fire.

“Monday night, my wife and I were just sitting on the couch and, debriefing, uh, both of our days. She’s a music teacher as well. We got a FaceTime call from our younger son and he’s a 19-year-old sophomore at MSU. And he seemed pretty frantic and we asked him what was wrong and he said he had been in the Union having dinner with a couple of his friends and there was a sound and he thought that someone in the cafeteria had dropped a tray,” said Robinson.

“And then there were two more sounds in quick succession and at that point he said, you know, we knew something was wrong. And I think the part about Monday night that scared me the most was that his comment was: ‘Dad, you know what? We knew exactly what to do. Because all three of us had been going through active shooter trainings since we were in kindergarten,'” continued Robinson.

You can watch his entire interview in the video player above.