THE suspected Oxford High School gunman reportedly was in a meeting with his parents and school officials about his behavior hours before the deadly shooting.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard said there was no report of the suspect, Ethan Crumbley, being bullied at school.
Bouchard says that Crumbley had two “discipline meetings” at the school. One the day before and the day of the shooting.
There is nothing that he could have faced that would warrant senseless, absolutely brutal violence on other kids,” he said.
Crumbley appeared virtually for his arraignment on Wednesday while wearing a possible anti-suicide vest. His parents appeared via Zoom. The 15-year-old was charged as an adult.
The teen has a lengthy list of charges against him including terrorism causing death, first-degree murder and assault with intent to murder.
It’s likely Crumbley will face more charges as prosecutors said they have a “mountain of digital evidence” against him.
Bouchard says Crumbley has not spoken with authorities at this time.
A preliminary investigation shows that the weapon he is alleged to have used was purchased on November 26 by his father.
The students killed at the Oxford high school shooting have been identified as Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.
Tate was a “standout” football player and died from his injuries on the way to the hospital in the back of a patrol car.
Classmates said that he tried to disarm the shooter.
At approximately 10am on Wednesday, Justin Shilling, 15, who was in critical condition after the shooting, passed away from his injuries.
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald added that her office is weighing charging both of Crumbley’s parents and will be making charging decisions “swiftly”.
The prosecutor said that evidence suggests the school shooting “was not an impulsive act” and may have been premeditated.
Crumbley has been held at a juvenile detention facility, where he was placed on suicide watch with someone checking on him every 15 minutes.
MacDonald called for better gun laws, saying: “If the incident yesterday with four children being murdered and multiple kids being injured is not enough to revisit our gun laws, I don’t know what is.”
Eight others, including a teacher, were injured in the shooting on Tuesday afternoon at the high school in Oxford, Michigan.
One concerned parent, Robin Redding, said her son, Treshan Bryant, had heard threats that there could be a shooting.
Bryant is a 12th grader at the school but stayed home Tuesday.
“This couldn’t be just random,” she said.
Bryant said he texted several younger cousins in the morning and they said they didn’t want to go to school, and he got a bad feeling.
He asked his mom if he could do his assignments online.
Bryant said he had heard vague threats “for a long time now” about plans for a shooting.
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