, who was a 15-year-old student at the school at the time
, is charged with opening fire at Oxford High School
op daai dag, killing four students
Sedertdien, Crumbley has pleaded not guilty to charges including four counts of first-degree murder
, seven counts of assault with intent to murder
, en 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
Sy ouers, Jennifer and James Crumbley
, het each been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter
. Hulle het onskuldig gepleit.
Prosecutors have said that James Crumbley bought the gun just days before the shooting at an Oxford store with his son.
Ethan Crumbley’s actions in the days leading up to the shooting rooi vlae opgehys
, prosecutors have said
, including a drawing on his desk that showed a
“semiautomatic handgun pointing at the words ‘the thoughts won’t stop help me
,'” Karen McDonald
, the Oakland County prosecutor who is leading the case
, said after the shooting
The illustration included a drawing of a bullet with the words “blood everywhere” written above it, Die woorde “my life is useless” en “the world is dead” were also written on the drawing, McDonald gesê.
The picture led school officials to hold a meeting with the accused shooter and his parents on the day of the shooting. The parents were instructed to help provide counseling for their son within 48 ure.
The parents resisted the idea of taking their son out of school, McDonald gesê, and he was allowed to return to the classroom.
During that meeting, Ethan Crumbley had the gun in his backpack, which was not searched, McDonald gesê.
In a statement to the community days after the shooting, superintendent Tim Throne said regarding the meeting, “Given the fact that the child had no prior disciplinary infractions, the decision was made he would be returned to the classroom rather than sent home to an empty house.”
In addition to an investigation, the students in their suit also call for school safety policies to be implemented prior to the start of the upcoming academic year, with full transparency and proper training in areas such as conducting searches of backpacks and handling students who appear to pose a risk to themselves and others.
CNN has reached out to the students’ attorneys, as well as school officials, vir kommentaar.
“This lawsuit will hopefully result in common sense policy changes so that no parent or child or community ever has to feel as helpless as Oxford has coming out of this situation,” said Ashley Ross, member of the Oxford Village Council.