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At least three people are dead after a shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, police say.
At least eight others were also injured, and a 15-year-old suspect is in custody. One of the injured is a teacher, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
“At 12:51pm, the first 9-1-1 call was placed about an active shooter at Oxford High School,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook. “Dispatch received over 100 9-1-1 calls during the incident.”
Police say only one person is currently suspected in the shooting: a student at the school.
“A 15-year-old sophomore student of Oxford High School has been taken into custody and the handgun was recovered,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect has asked for a lawyer and has not made any statements as to a motive.”
Parents have been asked to avoid the campus and to instead pick up students who have left the premises at the parking lot of a nearby store.
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- Suspect is 15-year-old sophomore, police say
- Michigan shooting is first at school since return of ‘normal’ schooling, gun researcher says
- Joe Biden says his ‘heart goes out’ to victims of Michigan shooting
Suspect’s father bought gun used in shooting
04:11 , Shweta Sharma
The 9mm Sig Sauer from which 15-20 shots were fired inside the school was bought by the suspect’s father four days ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told reporters.
Sheriffs do not know yet why the gun was bought, but they are aware that the juvenile suspect practised target shooting with the gun prior to the incident and also posted pictures.
Police said several students injured in the shooting remain in critical condition. A 14-year-old is on a ventilator.
‘It’s the guns’: Oxford shooting occurred despite campus security guards
04:00 , Josh Marcus
A shooter was able to kill three people and injure another eight at a high school in Michigan on Tuesday, despite the presence of multiple security guards on campus.
This, argued Shannon Watts, founder of gun safety advocacy group Moms Demand Action, underscored the need for more action taking gun violence out of US society, rather than simply beefing up school security.
“In under five minutes and despite multiple security guards on campus, a 15-year-old with access to a semiautomatic handgun was able to kill a 16-year-old boy and two girls, ages 14 and 17, and wound eight others. It’s the guns,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
In under five minutes and despite multiple security guards on campus, a 15-year-old with access to a semiautomatic handgun was able to kill a 16-year-old boy and two girls, ages 14 and 17, and wound eight others.
It’s the guns. https://t.co/sRxo07NDTc
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 1, 2021
Police: Parents stop shooting suspect from cooperating
03:51 , Shweta Sharma
The 15-year-old suspect has been told by his parents not to talk to the police after he was taken into custody following the deadly shooting.
Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said the suspect’s parents have hired an attorney and their house is being searched for more evidence.
The school pupil has declined to divulge more details but authorities say that he brought the gun into the school and was not wearing body armour during the shooting.
“At this point in time, we believe he acted alone,” McCabe said.
Were there warning signs before the Oxford school shooting in Michigan?
03:35 , Josh Marcus
Threats of a shooting allegedly circulated on a Michigan high school campus prior to a 15-year-old student suspect’s deadly rampage.
Three people were killed and eight others injured when gunfire erupted at Oxford High School in Oxford Township just before 1pm local time on Tuesday.
Authorities identified the gunman as a male sophomore at the school who was arrested at the scene.The Independent’s Megan Sheets has the details.
Shooting threats made on Michigan school campus before deadly attack, student says
ICYMI: Video purportedly shows students hiding from student gunman on deadly rampage
03:10 , Josh Marcus
Chilling footage purportedly shows students cowering in fear when a 15-year-old gunman opened fire on a high school in Michigan, killing three people and wounding eight others.
The video obtained by Fox 2 was recorded by a student during a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township on Tuesday afternoon, according to the outlet.
It reportedly shows students barricaded inside a classroom as a classmate, identified by authorities as a 15-year-old sophomore boy, was walking through the halls with a semi-automatic handgun.Megan Sheets had this report on the footage.
Michigan school shooting – Video purportedly shows students hiding from gunman
How do gun deaths in Michigan compare to other states
02:40 , Josh Marcus
Michigan has the 20th strongest gun laws in the nation, and ranks 31st in the nation in terms of the number of preventable gun deaths, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The state has a gun death rate per capita of 12.04 per 100,000 people, just above the national average of 11.9, but still well above other populous states life California New York, and Massachusetts. It is still unclear how the shooter in Oxford got their gun.
Authorities looking to ‘quickly’ charge teen suspect in Michigan school shooting
02:10 , Josh Marcus
Prosecutors are hoping to “quickly” press charges after a 15-year-old allegedly killed three people during a shooting at a Michigan high school in the township of Oxford.
“It is our intent to review it thoroughly and issue appropriate charges quickly,” Oakland County prosecutor Karen D McDonald told CNN in a statement Tuesday, noting her office had been in “constant communication” with local police.
The 15-year-old is currently in police custody, and could be charged as an adult, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe.
Detroit sports teams react to Oxford school shooting
01:45 , Josh Marcus
Detroit professional sports teams offered their condolences after a school shooting on Tuesday in the nearby township of Oxford, which lies about 40 miles outside the city.
Here’s what the city’s NBA, NHL, and MLB franchises had to say.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and families affected by today’s tragic events in Oxford, MI. Our hearts go out to the students, teachers, families, and the entire Oxford community.
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) November 30, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire community impacted by today’s tragedy at Oxford High School. Sending all our love and support.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 30, 2021
We are deeply saddened by today’s tragic events in Oxford, MI. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire community impacted by this tragedy.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 30, 2021
Senator calls Michigan shooting an ‘unforgivable moral stain’
01:20 , Josh Marcus
Connecticut US Senator Chris Murphy blasted his colleagues in Congress on Tuesday for their inaction on stopping violence, with the Democrat calling their reluctance an “unforgivable moral stain on our nation.”
It just breaks my heart, as an American and as a parent, to know that half of my colleagues in the Senate are fine with our kids living in fear that their classroom is next.
What an unforgivable moral stain on our nation. https://t.co/hHINfbpPlz
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 30, 2021
Others, like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican who has opposed further gun controls, offered their condolences and praised law enforcement.
Heidi and I are heartbroken to hear about the tragic school shooting in Michigan. We’re praying for the swift recovery of those injured and for the families of those killed.
Thank you to the brave law enforcement officers who quickly responded to the scene.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 30, 2021
Michigan shooting is first at school since return of ‘normal’ schooling, gun researcher says
00:55 , Josh Marcus
Tuesday’s shooting in Oxford, Michigan, was the first school shooting added to a Mother Jones gun violence database since March.
According to researcher Mark Follman, that also means it’s the first at a school since a return to more normal school conditions amid widespread coronavirus vaccination efforts.
Read more of his work on the context of today’s shooting below.
The tragedy at Oxford High School in Michigan is the 6th mass shooting we’ve had to add to our database since March. The previous five were workplace shootings; this is the first at a K-12 since the return to more ‘normal’ schooling in the pandemic era https://t.co/tsKzJGVv9K
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) November 30, 2021
WATCH: Michigan governor gets emotional talking about high school shooting victims ‘fighting for their lives’
00:30 , Josh Marcus
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer became emotional on Tuesday as she responded to questions about a shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, which killed three and injured at least eight people.
She appeared to choke up when talking about those who are in hospital “fighting for their lives right now.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of WXYZ Detroit.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was emotional speaking for the first time after the school shooting at Oxford High School that left 3 dead and 8 others injured. pic.twitter.com/9n8cMNIEcv
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) November 30, 2021
Oxford shooting may be first fatal Michigan school shooting in 2021
00:05 , Josh Marcus
Three students are dead after a teen opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan.
The incident, according to research from the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, is likely the first fatal shooting on school grounds in the state this year.
It follows an incident September, when a teen in Royal Oak Township, Michigan, fired a shot into the ground with a handgun during a fistfight, but no one was injured.
Joe Biden says his ‘heart goes out’ to victims of Michigan shooting
Tuesday 30 November 2021 23:40 , Josh Marcus
President Biden said his “heart goes out” to the community of Oxford, Michigan, where a shooting at a high school left three dead and injured at least eight people.
“My heart goes out to the families of all those in Oxford, Michigan experiencing the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “I’m remaining in close touch with my team as new information about this tragic school shooting surfaces.”
My heart goes out to the families of all those in Oxford, Michigan experiencing the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one. I’m remaining in close touch with my team as new information about this tragic school shooting surfaces.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 30, 2021
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer said she was “devastated” by the news, and called for reducing gun violence.
“We have a responsibility to do all we can to protect each other, and we have the tools to reduce gun violence,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “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.”
We have a responsibility to do all we can to protect each other, and we have the tools to reduce gun violence. 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.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) November 30, 2021
PHOTOS: Journalist captures scene of Oxford High School Shooting
Tuesday 30 November 2021 23:16 , Josh Marcus
Detroit Free Press photojournalist Eric Seals captured a number of striking photos showing shocked students at the site of a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, which killed three and injured at least eight people.
Parents walk away w/their kids from a Meijer’s parking lot in Oxford where many gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School in Oxford on November 30, 2021.
Police took a suspected shooter into custody. 3 dead, 6 injured.
— 📸🎥Eric Seals (@ericseals) November 30, 2021
Suspect is now at detention facility for children
Tuesday 30 November 2021 22:51 , Nathan Place
Police say the suspect in today’s shooting is now at a detention center for children, since he is under 18.
“The 15-year-old suspect has now been lodged at Oakland County Children’s Village due to him being a juvenile,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the facility’s website, Oakland County Children’s Village is a “safe, structured, therapeutic environment” that offers services including “secure detention.”
“We believe that by providing a series of evidence-based treatment services within the least restrictive setting necessary, Children’s Village can foster and promote one’s ability to make positive changes to not only their lifestyle, but to their value system as well,” the website says. “This in turn will provide each individual and their family with the skills necessary to have a more successful adjustment to community living.”
Police say all three deceased victims are teenagers
Tuesday 30 November 2021 22:21 , Nathan Place
All three of the victims killed in today’s school shooting were teenagers, police have revealed.
“The three individuals who are deceased have been identified as a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17 year-old female,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook. “The number of those who are currently being given treatment for gun shot wounds is up to 8 victims. They are being treated at various local hospitals. Six are in stable condition and two others are in surgery.”
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Biden says his ‘heart goes out’ to victims’ families
Tuesday 30 November 2021 22:00 , Nathan Place
President Biden has spoken about the school shooting in Michigan, offering his sympathies to the victims’ families.
“As we learn the full details, my heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,” the president said. “You’ve gotta know that that whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now.”
President Biden says his “heart goes out” to the families that lost loved ones at the school shooting in suburban Detroit, MI:
“That whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now.” pic.twitter.com/JzTrPRh5LN
— The Recount (@therecount) November 30, 2021
President Biden has been briefed on shooting, White House says
Tuesday 30 November 2021 21:48 , Nathan Place
President Biden has been briefed on the shooting in Oxford, Michigan, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“In advance of a tour and remarks at Dakota County Technical College, President Biden was was told of the school shooting in Oxford, Michigan by his National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan,” Ms Psaki told CNN. “The traveling team will remain in close touch with the team back at the White House and provide regular updates to the President as new information surfaces.”
Police say suspect was arrested ‘within five minutes’ of 911 call
Tuesday 30 November 2021 21:33 , Nathan Place
At a press conference, Oakland County police said the suspected shooter was arrested almost immediately after the first 911 call came in.
“The deputies took a suspect into custody within five minutes of the original 911 call,” Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters.
He also said all of the deceased victims are believed to be students.
BREAKING: Three dead in shooting at Michigan high school, all believed to be students, authorities say.
Suspect was in custody “within five minutes of the original 911 call.” https://t.co/5mWAUGktJh pic.twitter.com/dPRMreXXqX
— ABC News (@ABC) November 30, 2021
Governor Whitmer calls gun violence ‘public health crisis’
Tuesday 30 November 2021 21:28 , Nathan Place
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a statement on the shooting, offering her condolences to the Oxford community and thanking first responders – and also speaking out on what she called a “crisis” of gun violence.
“As Michiganders, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other from gun violence,” Ms Whitmer said. “No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan. This is a time for us to come together and help our children feel safe at school.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer just released this statement after a shooting at Oxford High School left 3 people dead, believed to be students, and several others injured. pic.twitter.com/wrLX6yfcbV
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) November 30, 2021
Mother says threats had been circulating at school
Tuesday 30 November 2021 21:13 , Nathan Place
A mother whose son attends Oxford High School says there had been threats of violence at the school long before today’s shooting occurred.
“This couldn’t be just random,” Robin Redding told the Associated Press. “Kids just, like they’re just mad at each other at this school.”
Ms Redding’s son, 12th grader Treshan Bryant, said he had a bad feeling about going to school on Tuesday morning, and stayed home to study online instead. He told AP he had heard threats about a potential shooting “for a long time now.”
“You’re not supposed to play about that,” Treshan said. “This is real life.”
It didn’t take long for missed indicators to begin to come out.
“Robin Redding, the parent of a 12th-grader, told The Associated Press that there had been rumblings of trouble at the school.” 1/2https://t.co/2J2m7suGaO
— Scott Stewart (@stick631) November 30, 2021
Police are conducting second search for victims inside school
Tuesday 30 November 2021 20:58 , Nathan Place
Police say they are conducting a second search for victims of the shooting at Oxford High School.
“We are still doing a secondary search of the school for any further victims,” said the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, according to Michigan State Police. “All evacuated students will be located at the Meijer store for reunification with parents or relatives.”
“We are still doing a secondary search of the school for any further victims. All evacuated students will be located at the Meijer store for reunification with parents or relatives.” Make sure to follow official reports for the most accurate information. 4/
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) November 30, 2021
Suspect is 15-year-old sophomore, police say
Tuesday 30 November 2021 20:35 , Nathan Place
Police say the suspect in the shooting at Oxford High School is a 15-year-old sophomore student at the school. The suspect did not resist arrest, police said, and the person’s handgun was taken from them.
“A 15-year-old sophomore student of Oxford High School has been taken into custody and the handgun was recovered,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said. “There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect has asked for a lawyer and has not made any statements as to a motive.”
At least three dead and six injured in shooting, police say
Tuesday 30 November 2021 20:21 , Nathan Place
Three people have died and six others have been injured in the shooting at Oxford High School, police say.
“We are sad to report there are (3) deceased at this time with (6) others shot,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook. “One of the six was a school teacher.”
Related Facebook post
Reports say as many as six may be injured
Tuesday 30 November 2021 20:13 , Nathan Place
Current reports state that there are between four and six victims who have been injured. No deaths have been confirmed at this time. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has said that they are searching for possible further victims.
Several medical helicopters have arrived at the parking lot of the school, WXYZ reported. Numerous patrols, EMS units, and SWAT teams are also present at the school.
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