(AmericanProsperity.com) – The small Michigan community of Oxford is still reeling after a shooting at the local high school. On Tuesday, November 30, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley brought a Sig Sauer handgun to his school in a backpack. He began firing on fellow students shortly after 1 p.m.
A very swift response time from the Oxford Police put an end to Crumbley’s shooting spree just minutes after it began. But, unfortunately, even the heroic efforts of law enforcement agencies weren’t enough to prevent casualties. In those hellish few minutes, Crumbley managed to fire approximately thirty rounds from the handgun his father had bought only days prior.
Crumbley injured a total of 11 individuals during the shooting. A total of four victims died as a result of the incident.
The local sheriff’s office released a statement naming the deceased Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17. Baldwin died on Tuesday, while Shilling passed away due to his wounds on Wednesday.
Emergency responders took six other students and one teacher to the hospital shortly after the incident. An unnamed 17-year-old girl remains in critical condition after suffering a gunshot to the chest. Doctors have since released the teacher and three of the students from the hospital in good condition.
One of the victims, Tate Myre, played on the school’s football team. Witnesses say they saw Crumbley shoot the boy as Myre attempted to disarm him. A local petition seeks to rename the school’s stadium after him to remember his brave sacrifice.
The Evidence and Charges
Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney Karen McDonald launched a small army of legal charges against Ethan Crumbley after his arrest. She is very confident that a judge or jury will find the 15-year-old guilty. McDonald feels the mountain of evidence at the prosecution’s disposal will become impossible for the teen’s defense team.
Crumbley faces four charges of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism leading to death, seven counts of assault with intent to kill, and 12 counts of felony firearm possession. The chances of him walking away scot-free are incredibly slim.
Video evidence on Crumbley’s phone and journal entries found in his backpack describes his desire to commit this heinous school shooting. These details all but prove his actions were not only calculated but planned out well in advance.
Judge Nancy Carniak opted to try Crumbley as an adult shortly after his arrest, having him transported to the Oakland County Jail. He will remain there without bond until the trial begins. Local officials say they’ve separated the 15-year-old gunman from adult inmates until the completion of his trial.
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