Oxford High School shooting in Michigan


Courtesy of The New York Times

Aislinn Jones, Staff Reporter

On November 30, a 15-year-old suspect opened fire, shooting four students dead and leaving seven wounded. He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, and was charged as an adult. Because he has a background of two dozen crimes and this latest shooting leaving him with four murders. 

The suspect’s name is Ethan Crumbley. Even before the shooting occured the staff of Oxford High School expressed worry for Crumbley. CBS News claimed “Bouchard said the school had contact with the suspect the day before the shooting regarding “concerning” behavior, and that his parents were brought in the day of the shooting for a meeting.” Apparently the suspect was being bullied, but didn’t have any records of the matter. 

Prosecutors of the case showed the judge a video of the act. The judge claimed Crumbley to be “methodically and deliberately walking down the hallway aiming the firearm at students and firing.” The teens father purchased the gun four days prior to the shooting. McDonald, the Oakland County prosecutor, declined to comment on whether Ethan took the gun or was given to him by his father. 

CBS News has provided additional information stating,  “The suspected shooter, who was identified as a sophomore at the school, fired at least 30 rounds, police said.” The trial case prosecutor confirmed that the act was indeed planned before pursuing. Luckily, the high school was very quick to respond to this threat as school shootings have become more common. The police showed up minutes after the shooting began. The time for police to report at the scene has decreased over time. 

CBS News stated victims of the shooting, “The four deceased victims have been identified as 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, 17-year-old Justin Shilling and 16-year-old Tate Myre.” Seven others were injured greatly, but the Oakland County sheriff expressed the students and teachers who were shot were not targeted. Tate Myre, who tried to disarm Crumbley during the shooting, has people petitioning for him to be given a school stadium named after him as a result of his bravery.