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Suspect in Oxford, Mich., school shooting charged as an adult with murder and other crimes

Dec. 1, 2021
Ethan Robert Crumbley, 15, a sophomore at Oxford High School, faces multiple felonies in connection with the shooting attack that has left four dead

A 15-year-old accused of shooting four students to death at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., has been charged as an adult with multiple felonies, including first-degree murder.

The Oakland Press reports that Ethan Robert Crumbley, an Oxford High sophomore, faces one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced the charges Wednesday afternoon.

“We can all agree that no parent, no loved one, no friend should ever have to face the loss and grief you are experiencing now,” McDonald said.

McDonald said there’s evidence that Crumbley planned the shooting “well in advance of the incident.”

Ten students and a teacher were hit by gunfire during the shooting incident which lasted about five minutes, unfolding shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Four students--Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Justin Shilling, 17, Tate Myre, 16, and Hana St. Juliana, 14--died from their wounds. The injured students remain hospitalized in conditions ranging from stable to critical. The injured teacher was treated for his injury and released an area hospital.

Crumbley surrendered to deputies at the scene and reportedly was armed with a loaded 9 mm Sig Sauer handgun.

Investigators said the suspect’s father purchased the gun a few days ago.

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