Michigan high school shooter, 15, is refusing to speak to investigators at juvenile center after murdering three classmates with semi automatic that he 'stole from his dad': Cops remove MORE guns from his home

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Killed in Tuesday's school shooting were Tate Myre, 16, Hana St Juliana, 14, and 17-year-old Madisyn BaldwinSchool shooter opened fire on people at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit around 12:50pm TuesdayEight people were injured, including a teacher and a girl, 14, who was in critical condition and on a ventilatorThe Sheriff's Office said the suspect, a 15-year-old male, used 9mm Sig Sauer pistol purchased by his fatherSheriff Michael Bouchard said the suspected shooter, who is in custody, was not cooperating with his officersChilling video footage shows students hiding in a barricaded classroom as the gunman tries to coax them outThe teen shooter is heard saying 'Sheriff's office. You can come out' in bid to lead classmates to the slaughterHe blew his cover when referring to a classmate as 'bro,' causing terrified classmates to leap out the window   

The Michigan high school shooter who killed three classmates and injured eight others yesterday in an as-yet unexplained attack at Oxford High School is now refusing to speak to police at the juvenile detention center where he is being held. 

The 15-year-old suspect has not yet been named by police because he is a minor. It remains unclear if he will be charged as an adult or a juvenile. 

He is accused of opening fire at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, on Tuesday afternoon, shooting dead Hana St. Juliana, 14, Tate Myre, 16, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17. Eight others were killed. 

On Tuesday night, police were seen at the shooter’s family home removing what liked multiple, long-barreled guns. 

The shooter is said to have used a 9mm semi automatic handgun in Tuesday’s attack that his father purchased four days ago. Before going to school with the gun, he posted photos on social media with the weapon. 

He is refusing to speak with the authorities at the Oakland Juvenile Center and his parents have hired an attorney to represent him.  

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Police removed multiple long barreled guns from the Michigan school shooter's parents' house in Oxford, Michigan, last night. The teen used a 9mm semi automatic to carry out the attack. He has not yet been named because he is a minor

Police removed multiple long barreled guns from the Michigan school shooter’s parents’ house in Oxford, Michigan, last night. The teen used a 9mm semi automatic to carry out the attack. He has not yet been named because he is a minor

Hero Varsity running back Tate Myre, 16
Madisyn Baldwin, 17
Hana St Juliana, 14

Madisyn Baldwin, 17, (left) and Hana St Juliana, 14, (right) died in Tuesday’s shooting rampage at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit 



Students barricaded themselves inside the classroom during the shooting
A student is pictured hiding out while the gunman roams the halls

A gunman who shot three classmates dead and injured eight others – including a teacher – tried to coax more students out of hiding by claiming he was a sheriff and announcing that it was safe to come out

The gunman shouts back something inaudible before calling his classmate 'bro'
Classmates begin jumping out a window, realizing the self-professed cop was actually the shooter

The gunman shouts back something inaudible before calling his classmate ‘bro’ and in that sickening moment, classmates begin jumping out a window, realizing the self-professed cop was actually the shooter

Deputies rushed to the school around 12:50 p.m. as more than 100 calls flooded 911 dispatchers with reports of a shooter. They arrested the gunman, 15, in a hallway within minutes of their arrival with the help of an on-scene school resource officer. The sophomore student put his hands in the air as deputies approached, police said. 

Cops recovered a 9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun, purchased by the gunman’s father on Friday. They later said the suspect had fired at least 12 rounds and had seven more rounds of ammunition when he surrendered. It is not yet clear where in the school the shooter started his rampage. 

Police said it was also not yet clear what the shooter’s motive was but that they were searching his social media accounts for clues after finding pictures of him shooting the handgun at a target. 

Authorities were made aware of posts on social media that said there had been threats of a shooting at the roughly 1,700-student school, but Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said they did not know about the rumors until after the attack. 

Another eight people were injured – seven students and one teacher, a 47-year-old woman who was treated and discharged, according to the sheriff’s office.

All seven wounded students remain hospitalized, some with life-threatening injuries. Police late Tuesday said four were in a critical condition including a 14-year-old girl who was fighting for her life on a ventilator following surgery for chest and neck wounds at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.  

It comes as chilling footage emerged Tuesday of the suspect, a sophomore at the school whom police said was refusing to cooperate, trying to convince would-be victims that it was safe to emerge from hiding.

‘Sheriff’s office,’ the boy says. ‘You can come out.’ 

Students exchange glances as one whispers ‘he said it’s safe to come out.’ But the teacher responds: ‘We’re not taking that risk. The gunman shouts back something inaudible before calling his classmate ‘bro’ and in that sickening moment, classmates began jumping out a window, realizing the self-professed cop was actually the shooter. 

A senior at the school, Aiden Page, said his teacher locked the classroom, barricaded the door, covered the windows and instructed the students to hide after hearing two gunshots ring through the school. 

‘We grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in and we had to attack them,’ Page told CNN, adding that one bullet had pierced a desk used to barricade the door. It was not clear if Page was in the classroom shown in the video.  

The campus was placed on lockdown during the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents. The district said in a statement that all of its schools would be closed for the rest of the week.

Bouchard said late Tuesday that investigators were still trying to determine a motive. The suspect has not been named because of his age, but could be identified if he is charged as an adult over the killings.   

‘The person that’s got the most insight and the motive is not talking,’ Bouchard said at a news conference Tuesday evening. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said the suspect, who is being housed in Oakland County juvenile center under suicide watch, had demanded his right to a lawyer after being advised not to speak to investigators by his parents. 

The latest in a long series of U.S. school shootings will again fuel debates about gun control and mental health care, with many states allowing easy access to firearms while mental health disorders frequently go untreated. Authorities said counseling would be offered to students, staff and deputies.

President Joe Biden responded to the shooting Tuesday afternoon, saying ‘my heart goes out to the families of all those in Oxford, Michigan, experiencing the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one.’  

Oxford High students stand holding candles during a vigil at Lake Pointe Community Church after Tuesday's shooting

Oxford High students stand holding candles during a vigil at Lake Pointe Community Church after Tuesday’s shooting

Allison Hepp, 15, holds a candle while leaning against her brother Benjamin Hepp, 17, as the two stand alongside their classmates during a prayer vigil after the Oxford High School school shootings

Allison Hepp, 15, holds a candle while leaning against her brother Benjamin Hepp, 17, as the two stand alongside their classmates during a prayer vigil after the Oxford High School school shootings

Emerson Miller, right, leans on her friend Joselyn's shoulder as they listen to Jessi Holt, pastor at LakePoint Community Church, during a prayer vigil at the church after the Oxford High School school shooting

Emerson Miller, right, leans on her friend Joselyn’s shoulder as they listen to Jessi Holt, pastor at LakePoint Community Church, during a prayer vigil at the church after the Oxford High School school shooting

Tributes poured in for the three slain teens, along with prayers for them, the wounded and all of their families. 

Members of the football community shared their praise for Tate, a junior listed at six feet and 195 pounds whose plays drew attention from college recruiters. 

‘I covered #42 for his game this season VS Chippewa Valley, which he was a stud,’ wrote sports videographer Elijah Tiernan on Twitter. ‘Prayers out to the Oxford community during these tough times.’ 

A petition calling for the school’s football stadium to be renamed after the standout varsity running back and middle linebacker has already garnered more than 32,000 signatures. 

In a heartbreaking Facebook post before her family learned that she had not survived, Madisyn’s grandmother pleaded for any information about the high school senior, who was scheduled to be in a psychology class when the shooting occurred. 

Jennifer Graves Mosqueda wrote: ‘My granddaughter Madisyn Baldwin can not be located at all!!! Madisyn is 17 and a senior in this at Oxford High School. 

‘Our family are out on foot trying to find her and bring her home safe. She is not answering her cell phone, or text messages. 

‘She was not in her psychology class during the shootings. WHERE SHE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE. No contact with her mother, father, stepmother, grandparents, aunts, friends, or her boyfriend!’

She went on to implore people for information and asked parents to ask their children if they had seen Madisyn.

‘I never imagined the horror we witnessed today,’ wrote Oxford Police Chief Michael Solwold in a Facebook post. 

‘I saw the fear and tears in our kids faces as they were escorted out by us to safety. Although our kids were in fear I heard many as they were running out with their hands up say, thank you. It took everything in my being to keep it together to go back down the hallways to help clear classrooms.’ 

‘There is not enough training in the world to prepare you for your emotions when it involves your children. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, the school staff and the first responders,’ he added.

At a vigil last night at LakePoint Community Church, Leeann Dersa choked back tears as she hugged friends and neighbors. Dersa has lived nearly all of her 73 years in Oxford. Her grandchildren attended the high school.

‘Scared us all something terrible. It’s awful,’ Dersa said of the shooting.

Pastor Jesse Holt said news of the shooting flooded in to him and his wife, including texts from some of the 20 to 25 students who are among the 400-member congregation.

‘Some were very scared, hiding under their desks and texting us, `We’re safe, we’re OK. We heard gunshots, but we’re OK.’ They were trying to calm us, at least that’s how it felt,’ he said. 

Police late yesterday confirmed the ages and injuries sustained by the eight wounded victims.  

Four students were in a critical condition. Among them, a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head and a 14-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to the jaw and hand. Both were being treated at McLaren Hospital.  

Two girls – aged 14 and 17 – were in critical condition being treated at Hurley Medical Center in Flint and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac.

The 14-year-old was on a ventilator following surgery, police said. 

Three students, two boys aged 15 and 17 and a girl aged 17, were listed as ‘expected to survive’ after being shot in the leg, hip and neck respectively.  

A 47-year-old teacher was discharged from McLaren Lapeer after being shot in the shoulder.

Madisyn Baldwin, 17
Tate Myre, 16
Hana St Juliana, 14

Tributes poured in for Madisyn (left),  Tate (center) and Hana (right), who were slain by the school shooter 

A petition calling for the school's football stadium to be renamed in honor of Tate Myer has already garnered more than 28,000 signatures

A petition calling for the school’s football stadium to be renamed in honor of Tate Myer has already garnered more than 28,000 signatures

Students, parents, teachers, and community members gather for a vigil at the Lake Point Community Church following a shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday in Oxford, Michigan. Three teens were killed and eight others wounded

Students, parents, teachers, and community members gather for a vigil at the Lake Point Community Church following a shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday in Oxford, Michigan. Three teens were killed and eight others wounded

Friends shared heartbreaking tributes for the lives lost in Tuesday's shooting at Oxford High School

Friends shared heartbreaking tributes for the lives lost in Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School

Madisyn's grandmother posted this gut-wrenching plea for information before the family learned of her fate

Madisyn’s grandmother posted this gut-wrenching plea for information before the family learned of her fate

Authorities did not immediately release the suspect’s name, but Undersheriff McCabe said deputies arrested him within minutes of arriving at the school in response to a flood of 911 calls about the attack.

He said the deputies also recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several magazines used to store ammunition that the suspect used in the attack.

‘He fired multiple shots,’ McCabe said. ‘Somewhere in the area of 15 to 20.’

McCabe said the suspect’s parents visited their son where he’s being held and advised him not to talk to investigators, as is his right. Police must seek permission from a juvenile suspect’s parents or guardian to speak with them, he added.

Police said the gunman’s father had purchased the gun but that it was not clear why. He the teen shooter posted pictures of him practicing shooting at a target. 

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald issued a statement yesterday evening saying her office expects to issue charges quickly and that an update would be given Wednesday.  

McDonald promised swift justice, saying in a statement: ‘It is our intent to review it [the investigation] thoroughly and issue appropriate charges quickly. The suspect will remain in custody pending those charges.’ 

McCabe said he wasn’t aware of any prior run-ins the suspect had with law enforcement or if he had any disciplinary history at school.   

Masses of stunned students, some crying and others huddled together, emerged from the school following the massacre. 

‘It’s a very tragic situation, obviously,’ Undersheriff Mike McCabe said during a press conference. ‘You never want to prepare for something like this, but you have to, and the school district has done a wonderful job preparing.’ 

Oxford Community Schools superintendent Tim Throne had little to add at the scene, saying he wasn’t sure which students were shot and which one pulled the trigger. 

‘You certainly can pray for our families here in Oxford and our students,’ he said. ‘I’m learning information in real time just as you are.

‘Of course, I’m shocked.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also condemned the tragedy, saying the killings were ‘every parent’s worst nightmare.’

‘Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan.’ 

Whitmer added that: ‘no one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. 

‘This is a time for us to come together and help children feel safe at school.’ 

Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer's parking lot, where many students gathered following a deadly shooting

Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer’s parking lot, where many students gathered following a deadly shooting

A woman is seen embracing a student at the Meijer store in Oxford, Michigan following the shooting that killed three students

A woman is seen embracing a student at the Meijer store in Oxford, Michigan following the shooting that killed three students

A visibly-stunned woman hugs her child as they emerge from the Meijer store, which was being used as an emergency shelter for staff and students

A visibly-stunned woman hugs her child as they emerge from the Meijer store, which was being used as an emergency shelter for staff and students

Swarms of police officers swooped in and arrested the suspected gunman within five minutes

Swarms of police officers swooped in and arrested the suspected gunman within five minutes

A man whose daughter attends Oxford High shared the text exchange they shared above as the shooting unfolded

A man whose daughter attends Oxford High shared the text exchange they shared above as the shooting unfolded

Isabel Flores told WJBK-TV that she and other students heard gunshots and saw another student bleeding from the face.

They then ran from the area through the rear of the school, said Flores, a 15-year-old ninth grader. 

Student Abbey Hodder, 15, told the Detroit Free Press she was in chemistry class when she heard the sound of glass breaking.

‘My teacher kind of ran out and was scrambling,’ Hodder said. ‘The next thing I knew I saw he was pushing tables. It’s part of school protocol to barricade, so we all knew, barricade, barricade down. And we all started pushing tables.’

Rick Alan, whose daughter Katelynn attends Oxford high, said he received a frightening text message as the chaos was unfolding.

‘Dad I love you,’ it said. ‘There is a shooter at our school and I love you so much and you are the best dad I could have ever asked for.’

She emerged from the school uninjured after sending the messages.

‘I pray that no one ever gets this text message from their child,’ her dad wrote on Facebook. 

Senator Rosemary Bayer issued a statement shortly after the shooting, calling it ‘horrifying.’

‘The news of today’s school shooting at Oxford High school is simply horrifying,’ she tweeted. ‘On top of an already difficult situation with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our students now have to face this traumatic situation in a place that is supposed to be a safe space for students and growth.’ 



A police road block restricts access to Oxford High School following the shooting

A police road block restricts access to Oxford High School following the shooting

Eight people were injured in the shooting, and two were undergoing surgery

Eight people were injured in the shooting, and two were undergoing surgery 

A concerned parent, Robin Redding, said her son, Treshan Bryant, is a 12th grader at the school but stayed home Tuesday. Redding said her son had heard threats that there could be a shooting.

‘This couldn’t be just random,’ she said.

Bryant said he texted several younger cousins in the morning and they said they didn’t want to go to school, and he got a bad feeling. He asked his mom if he could do his assignments online.

Bryant said he had heard vague threats ‘for a long time now’ about plans for a shooting. 

School administrators posted two letters to parents on the school’s website this month, saying they were responding to rumors of a threat against the school following a bizarre vandalism incident.

According to a November 4 letter written by Principal Steve Wolf, someone threw a deer head into a courtyard from the school’s roof, painted several windows on the roof with red acrylic paint and used the same paint on concrete near the school building.

Without specifically referencing that incident, a second post on November 12 assured ‘there has been no threat to our building nor our students.’

‘We are aware of the numerous rumors that have been circulating throughout our building this week. We understand that has created some concern for students and parents,’ the administrators wrote. ‘Please know that we have reviewed every concern shared with us and investigated all information provided. Some rumors have evolved from an incident last week, while others do not appear to have any connection. Student interpretations of social media posts and false information have exacerbated the overall concern.’ 

Undersheriff McCabe said that authorities were aware of allegations circulating on social media that there had been threats of a shooting at the roughly 1,700-student school before Tuesday’s attack, but he cautioned against believing that narrative until investigators can look into it. 

Both the sheriff and undersheriff emphasized that yesterday’s shooting was unrelated to the deer head or any earlier investigation by their office.

‘That was a different incident, different student,’ McCabe said.



 Police said they arrested a 15-year-old boy, who was a sophomore at the school

Armed officers are seen at the scene of the deadly shooting, which left two students in surgery

Armed officers are seen at the scene of the deadly shooting, which left two students in surgery


Video footage from ClickOnDetroit shows a line of ambulances in the school’s parking lot and a medical ambulance grounded on the rooftop. 

A father on scene told Fox News that his son barricaded himself in a classroom when gunshots began ringing out.

The dad said his child is safe. 

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan also issued a statement, expressing her own shock.

‘I am horrified by the shooting at Oxford High School today,’ she tweeted. ‘I’ve been talking with Oxford leaders, parents and students and we are all praying for the health of those injured, and the well-being of all our young people, many of whom are in shock.’

The shooting happened in Oxford, a town of about 22,000 people about 30 miles north of Detroit. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a news conference in Oxford Tuesday. She said gun violence is a public health crisis

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a news conference in Oxford Tuesday. She said gun violence is a public health crisis

Ambulances and medical crews are seen tending to the wounded following the shooting

Ambulances and medical crews are seen tending to the wounded following the shooting


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Lisa McCune has spoken out after she was caught kissing New Zealand opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes back in 2012, while they were both married to other people. New Idea magazine ... Read more »

Storm Izzy brings up to 20 INCHES of snow to Ohio, cancels 1,700 flights and brings winds of up to 69mph: Tens of thousands are left without power across ten states stretching from Maine to Georgia, and two die in North Carolina interstate smash

In parts of New England, New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a foot of snow fell on Monday Another arctic blast is expected to hit the Midwest by Wednesday before spreading south and east by Thursday morningWind chill is forecast to dip well below 0F Fahrenheit from Des Moines to Chicago and into upstate New YorkCold weather will extend as far south as Arkansas and Tennessee with wind chill in the teens and single digitsAs eight inches of snow accumulated Monday in the Lower Hudson Valley, downpours drenched coastal cities, causing flooding in some regionsMore than 1,700 US flights cancelled Monday, and another 1,596 delayed and about 500 car crashes were reported in Virginia alone as winds blew down trees and the storm creates slick roadways  The wind-driven storm was being blamed for at least two deaths after it dumped more than a foot of snow across the Midwest and southeast on Sunday  Read more »

Embattled Rep Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend is granted IMMUNITY by prosecutors after she testified about 2018 trip to Bahamas with girl, 18, he denies trafficking

An unidentified ex-girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) was granted immunity by prosecutors after testifying last week in front a federal grand juryGaetz has been under investigation to determine if he violated sex trafficking laws and obstructed justice in that probe since late 2020Gaetz has previously denied all wrongdoing, and has said he has never paid for sex nor had sex with an underage girlProsecutors are looking into a trip Gaetz took to the Bahamas in 2018 with three other women, one of them who was 18-years-old at the time The 18-year-old woman is being sought after by investigators, who are looking into whether she was underage when her sexual relationship with Gaetz beganInvestigators are also assessing whether any of the three women on the trip were paid and were illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Florida  Read more »

Is the end in sight? Daily COVID cases drop by FORTY SEVEN per cent in a week to 721,651 - and deaths are down by 38 per cent week-on-week, to 1,125 - as doom monger Fauci warns of ANOTHER new variant

COVID cases rose by just 721,651 in 24 hours - a dramatic fall on the 1.364 million new cases recorded during the same day in the previous weekDeaths also dropped by 38 per cent week-on-week, from  1,835 last Monday, to 1,125 todayThe drop in figures is likely at least partly due to a lag in recording because it is MLK Day weekendBut state-by-state data shows that cases have generally begun to plateau, or even level-off Meantime, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that the Omicron variant may not be the final strain of COVID, as some believe He said a new strain that is resistant to natural immunity provided by infection could emerge and keep the pandemic going  Read more »

Michigan Democrats are condemned over Facebook posts saying parents are NOT 'clients' of public schools, that children should be taught 'what society needs them to know' - and that taxpayers should stay out of education

Democrats in Michigan were blasted for telling parents that they are not 'clients' of public schools and that they shouldn't be involved in their kids' educationA Facebook post on Saturday shared by the state's Democrats also said parents can sign their kids up in private schools if they don't like the way things areThe post was later deleted on Monday and Democrats apologized for the postRepublicans in the state are calling for Governor Gretchen Whitmer to act on the fiascoMichigan's gubernatorial elections are coming up soon in March as Whitmer seeks reelectionFormer Detroit Police chief and Republican candidate James Craig, who blasted the post on Sunday, will also be running for the governor's seat Read more »

My grandson lives abroad and wants to cash in his Premium Bonds: Does he need to provide an adult signature and have a UK bank account to do so?

My grandson, 19, was bought £10,000 worth of Premium Bonds when he was a child, and until 2018 any prizes were reinvested automatically.  Because he now lives abroad these were ... Read more »

BRIT WATCH: Harriet Dart is swept aside on Rod Laver Arena by Polish star Iga Swiatek as she crashed out 6-3, 6-0 to No 7 seed at the Australian Open

Harriet Dart crashed out in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday The British qualifier had started well, racing into a 3-1 lead on Rod Laver ArenaHowever, Polish No 7 seed Iga Swiatek went on to win the next 11 games It is a busy day for th Brits Down Under, with no fewer than six in action  Read more »

Can you 'divorce-proof' a mortgage and what happens if you do split? Tips on how to navigate home ownership after a relationship breakdown

January is the most likely month for couples to start divorce proceedingsOne of the big decisions is often how to divide ownership of the family home  We explain the options for your home and mortgage when you divorce We also outline how couples buying homes can prevent pain later on Friends and family members buying jointly can also follow these steps  Read more »

Freetrade strikes deal to offer direct access to German stocks giving investors the chance to snap up shares in big names like Adidas and BMW

Freetrade has struck a deal to offer investors direct access to German stocksThe deal will keep costs for users down as trades will not go via a third party  It lays the groundwork for a further expansion into Europe Read more »
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