World News

Oxford High School 'shooter' Ethan Crumbley, 15, charged with TERRORISM and murder after 'killing 4 with dad's gun'

OXFORD high school shooter Ethan Crumble is charged with terrorism and murder after killing four with his father's gun.

Crumbley, a sophomore at the school, was taken into custody without incident minutes after authorities responded to the shooting and will be charged as an adult.




On Wednesday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said Crumbley will be charged with terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

McDonald added that law enforcement are considering bringing up charges against both parents of Crumbley.

The alleged gunman is currently being held at a juvenile detention facility, where he has been placed on suicide watch – with someone checking on him every 15 minutes. He is set to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon.

The prosecutor added that evidence suggested the school shooting "was not an impulsive act" and may have been premeditated.

According to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, the suspect came out of the bathroom armed with a 9MM semi-automatic handgun, fired around 15-20 shots in the south end of the school building and acted alone.

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.

At approximately 10am on Wednesday, Justin Shilling, 15, who was in critical condition after the shooting, passed away from his injuries.

Eight others, including a teacher, were injured in the shooting on Tuesday afternoon at the high school in Oxford, Michigan.

Hours after Crumbley was arrested, authorities swarmed his home, located about a half-mile east of the high school.

They have seized the shooter's phone and will be performing an inventory of items taken from the home.

The Detroit News described Crumbley as a "bespectacled boy" who appeared in a local newspaper in 2017.

Per the outlet, the boy was a fifth-grader at the international baccalaureate school.

At the time, Crumbley was part of a group of students working on a project about poverty and expressed sympathy for the homeless and hungry.

STUDENTS SEEN COWERING IN CLASSROOM

Chilling footage posted on social media showed the moment the school shooter “tried to lure out frightened pupils” by posing as a cop.

Footage showed students cowering in the classroom while the 15-year-old gunman tried to tell pupils that they didn’t have to hide.

He said: “Sheriff’s office.  You can come out now.”




The gunman called his classmate "bro" before students escaped via a window.

Aiden Page, a senior student, said his teacher barricaded the door and instructed pupils to hide after hearing gunshots.

He told CNN: "We grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in, and we had to attack them."

THREE VICTIMS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

After the press conference, students were pictured being consoled by their parents as school buses lined up outside.

Others were seen on the phone as the students stood huddled together in groups in the snowy weather.

Cars were also lined up outside as students were allowed to make their way home.

Three victims are said to be in critical condition with gunshot wounds.

A 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life on a ventilator after having surgery.

The shooter's motive remains unknown, and cops confirmed a handgun was recovered.


We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article