UPDATED 12/1, 2:35 p.m. ET: The accused Oxford High School shooter has been publicly identified as Ethan Crumbley. The 15-year-old will be tried as an adult on charges of murder and terrorism, in addition to other charges, per the Associated Press. The announcement was made hours after a fourth teen, Justin Shilling, died from injuries sustained in the shooting.
As reported by the New York Post, “[Crumbley’s] father purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting just four days earlier on Black Friday, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. Crumbley had posted photos of the gun, and him firing it, in the lead-up to the school shooting, the sheriff added.”
Ethan Crumbley’s motive is still unknown; he reportedly has not spoken to authorities since being apprehended.
UPDATED 12/1, 12:45 p.m. ET: The four victims who died during or since the shooting have been identified as Hana St. Juliana, 14, Tate Myre, 16, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, also 17, per People and NBC News.
Myre, who was a linebacker and tight end on the Oxford football team, died from his wounds while he was being transported to the hospital in a patrol car. “It is with great grief that one of the victims of the tragic event at OHS today was one of our own, Tate Myre. Tate was on varsity since his freshman year and was an honor student,” the team wrote in a statement. “Tate was a great young man with a bright future and beloved by all. You will be missed, Tate.”
According to Baldwin’s family, she enjoyed writing, drawing, and reading, and had been offered full scholarships to various colleges.
On Wednesday morning, Justin Shilling died at McLaren Oakland Hospital, per the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and NBC News.
Per People, significant information about St. Juliana has yet to be released.
On Wednesday, CNN published chilling new details from the shooting, in which terrified students looked for anything around them in case they needed to fight back.
“We grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in and we had to attack them,” senior Aiden Page told CNN.
After hearing that the school was under lockdown over the school’s speakers, freshman Mark Kluska realized it wasn’t a drill when he “began to hear yelling.”
Per CNN, more than 100 calls to 911 were made to local authorities.
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A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Michigan, where three people have died and at least six others have been injured, according to authorities.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department shared the news during a press conference on Tuesday. The deceased are all believed to be students, while one of the injured victims is a teacher.
A 15-year-old male student was taken into custody within five minutes of the shooting, which happened around 12:55 p.m. as patrol, EMS units, SWAT, and aviation units all responded. The suspect was taken into custody “along with a handgun. “The suspect is “not telling” authorities anything “at this point in time,” they said during the presser.
“This afternoon there was an active shooter at Oxford High School,” district officials told parents in a statement. “Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has secured the scene. Oxford High School students and staff are systematically being evacuated to the Meijer Garden Center and may be picked up there. Any students with their own transportation have been allowed to leave. All other district schools are in lockdown for safety purposes and are in no danger.”
A medical helicopter landed in the school’s parking lot around 2 p.m., as the school was placed on lockdown. Sources told Local 4 WDIV that a shooting victim was shot in the face.
“There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect has asked for a lawyer and has not made any statements as to a motive,” the department shared on Facebook, adding that there will be another presser later today.
We will update this story when more information becomes available.