Four people were killed in a shootout on Tuesday in a high school in Oxford, Michigan. The parents of the 15-year-old attacker were accused of manslaughter because they failed to protect their son from a gun, the Reuters agency reported on Friday.
In the shootoutOn Tuesday around 1 p.m. local time at Oxford High School, about 55 kilometers north of Detroit, three students were killed and eight people, including a teacher, were injured. The fourth victim died the next day in the hospital.
Local police said one person had been arrested. He is a 15-year-old student of the school. The perpetrator, identified as Ethan Crumbley, fired 15-20 shots with a semi-automatic weapon.
Ethan will be tried as an adult
Crumbley was charged with fatal terrorism by Michigan State Attorney Karen McDonald, facing four counts of first degree manslaughter and seven counts of intent to murder. He will be tried as an adult.
His father, James Crumbley, bought the gun his son used in the attack four days before the shooting. Ethan’s parents were charged with manslaughter. Karen McDonald had previously suggested a negligence by the perpetrator’s parents by granting him access to a gun.
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