(UnitedVoice.com) – On November 30, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley reportedly walked into a restroom with a backpack at Oxford High School in Michigan. When he walked out, his backpack was gone and his hand held a gun. Then, the teenager started shooting.
According to reports, Crumbley fired his weapon for five minutes. He killed four people and injured seven others. The students killed in the shooting included Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Hana St. Juliana, 14; Justin Shilling, 17; and Tate Myre, 16. Police said Crumbley surrendered when they arrived on the scene without issue. On Wednesday, prosecutors charged him with 4 counts of first-degree murder, 1 count of terrorism causing death, 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and 7 counts of assault with intent to murder. He will face charges as an adult.
BREAKING: 15-year-old suspect for the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan will be charged as an adult for counts including first-degree murder and terrorism causing death https://t.co/UBAj46j5cj pic.twitter.com/SnAcJ6pNDh
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 1, 2021
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald told the press that there’s a “mountain of digital evidence” to prove that Crumbley planned the murders. She said the terrorism charge is warranted because the students were hiding under their desks, running, screaming, and experiencing other trauma related to the shooting. She pointed out that hundreds of people within the community are now grappling with the aftermath.
Crumbley is currently being held at Oakland County Children’s Village without bond.
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