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School Shooting Suspect Identified as Death Toll Rises to Four in Michigan

The 15-year-old suspect in the Oxford High School Shooting in Michigan, Ethan Crumbley, is being charged as an adult — as another victim succumbs to injuries.

The death toll in this week’s shooting at Oxford High School has risen to four. The victims have been identified as Tate Myre, 16, Hanna St. Julian, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17. Several other teachers and students were also shot and some remain in critical condition.

Crumbley, 15, is being held at Oakland County Children’s Village, a local juvenile detention facility. He was placed on suicide watch and was being checked on every 15 minutes, said County Executive David Coulter during a press briefing. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard added that law enforcement is joining with the prosecutor to ask that the shooter be transferred to the Oakland County Jail. 

The 15-year-old shooting suspect is being charged as an adult according to Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald, who announced the charges during a news conference.

The suspect also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are possible, McDonald said.

Sheriff Bouchard said at a news conference on Wednesday that the shooter had 18 live rounds of ammunition left when he was taken into custody. Adding that 30 shell casings have been recovered from the scene. 

Crumbley is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen D. McDonald said the shooting was clearly premeditated “well before the incident,” adding a “mountain of digital evidence” giving confidence in the charges of first-degree murder. 

The charge of first-degree murder “requires premeditation and I am absolutely sure after reviewing the evidence that it isn’t even a close call, it was absolutely premeditated” 

McDonald also stated the digital evidence includes video tapes, social media and much more.

Aside from the four deceased victims, more information has been released on the remaining victims from Tuesday’s shooting. These additional victims are still alive and being treated. This is the information provided by Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard:

  • Another victim is a 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head and jaw. He’s in serious condition.
  • A 17-year-old girl is stable after being shot in the neck.
  • Another victim, a 15-year-old boy, was shot in the leg and is stable.
  • A 47-year-old teacher was grazed with a bullet.
  • A 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life with chest and neck wounds. The sheriff said she’s currently on a ventilator after surgery.
  • The final victim is a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the chest and is in critical condition.
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7 responses to “School Shooting Suspect Identified as Death Toll Rises to Four in Michigan”

  1. Same for me back in the 60s well said didn’t quit and saw it through and was never happier than graduation day when i was on my own.

  2. morty56 says:

    Absolutely! Legit, need people with this mindset on school boards. Schools have a host of issues, but they are soft targets. Armed teachers, or staff, or better security, and it makes a strong deterrent for anyone wanting to cause harm.

  3. Devilsgun says:

    People bully the ever-loving dog shit out of kids for years while impotent school ‘authority figures’ stand back and let it happen so they don’t threaten their pensions, and then when this kind of shit happens everyone says “Oh My God, How Could This Have Happened?” like they were all completely innocent and didn’t allow the bullying go on and on for ages… It’s been like this forever (see the Pearl Jam song “Jeremy”, etc). Most teachers would rather stand idly by and ‘let the kids play’ then get involved, until the “nerd” throws back punches of course, and THEN they step in to take down the *bullied kid*. Been there, done that, broke a nose, stopped the bullying but got suspended for it.

    Public school is like a prison that nearly every kid gets sentenced to because most parents would rather do overtime and have a slightly nicer car than homeschool properly. At my old school anybody outside of the bland C-Student center of the Bell Curve eventually got banished to the ‘gangster trailers’ out back of the school, unless of course they could throw a sports ball… It was always about indoctrinating the herd into following the edicts of their so-called ‘superiors’ and creating obedient workers, just like George Carlin said. I eventually grew tired of the bullshit, dropped out ‘like a fucking idiot’ and got a 98/100 on my GED, while the ‘smart’ kids barely passed and graduated with middling grades like good little herd animals, went straight to college, got into mountains of debt, and slaved hard for a society that is now liquidating their kind en masse. It’s been a wild ride, and even though I became the stereotypical kid-in-a-trenchcoat that drew guns/tanks/skulls/etc in the back of the class it was all pre-Columbine so nobody really gave a fuck and I never got the help I ‘needed’, even though I literally asked for it several times. Never had the urge to kill anyone, though… Lord knows some of those shitbags would have had it coming for their shitty attitudes, actions, and mindsets for sure. I was just not quite on that level of desperation (or any anti-depressants…. Just saying)

    Society, as per usual, will try to blame the gun. Guns are always blameless. It’s a cheap scapegoat they use to dismiss their own shittiness at handling real-life issues because of their own selfishness and narcissism, same as it ever was.

  4. nrol34 says:

    He should have been home-schooled. High school was never my favorite place, kids were mean. I still remember Dean N. shoving a pencil under his hail and ripping it up to get out of class. That’s hardcore. Another kid used a .22 rifle to shoot at a teacher. He was taken out of school and later committed suicide. This school was tuff and crazy.

  5. Turk_Longwell says:

    Nas should make a statment about Ahmaud Arbery’s high school photo too that the media uses for him when he didn’t look anything like that in real life. I wonder if he said ish about that. I doubt he did.
    I know the article is about some nut job killing people. It’s terrible terrible that this idiot took lives.
    I’m just pointing out the bullshit from part time actors in the culture war.

  6. Vashts1985 says:

    bring back public executions,

    and teaching kids morals.

    i was bullied in school. i never felt the need to KILL people. im not going to say mental health. its a stupid buzzword. kids are not being socialized properly and this is the result.

  7. PolishPierogi says:

    Arm/train teachers, and put 2 previous combat arms veterans on every door of every school. We waste hundreds of billions of dollars on shit we don’t need. This is a silver bullet solution to this problem. These school shooters will get stacked immediately and the veterans from OIF/OEF are trained to read peoples body langauge through realworld experience. All it takes 1 example of deterance and the wannabe school shooters will all rethink their life choices..