Ethan Crumbley, 15, is accused of opening fire at Oxford High School with a 9mm handgun on November 30, killing four students and injuring six others and one teacher. The attack, alcuni 40 miles north of downtown Detroit, was the deadliest shooting at a US K-12 campus since 2018.
Crumbley is jailed and charged with one count of terrorism causing death
, four counts of first-degree murder
, seven counts of assault with intent to murder
, e 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he is awaiting trial
Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17, died in the shooting, hanno detto le autorità.
Authorities say that before the shooting
, teachers reported concerning behavior from Crumbley that week
, including that he was found hours before the killings with a drawing that essentially depicted a shooting
The lawsuit contends the shooting was “entirely preventable,” in part because of other incidents that month.
Letter addresses bird head allegation
Throne’s letter addresses certain claims the lawsuit makes about Crumbley in the weeks before the shooting — including that he allegedly brought a severed bird head to school in a jar on November 11, and left the jar on a toiler paper dispenser in a boys’ bagno.
Secondo the lawsuit
, students reported the incident to school officials
But Throne’s letter says law enforcement looked into the matter, and investigators “were unable to determine when or how the jar was delivered.”
Law enforcement “determined there was no threat to the high school. … No threat or other content accompanied the strange act,” Throne’s letter reads.
Throne’s letter also addresses tips made through Michigan’s
” programma, in which people can confidentially report threats to student safety
. All tips in November were investigated by law enforcement
, Throne wrote
“The only actionable information received was on November 17 from from an anonymous tip stating that a student, who is no longer a student of Oxford High School and not the perpetrator from November 30, was responsible for the bird head,” Throne’s letter reads.
Superintendent says live ammunition claim is false
Il querela dice
sbriciolato “brought live ammunition to Oxford High School and openly displayed the same while in the classroom
” in novembre 29, the day before the shooting
Throne wrote that “allegations regarding live ammunition being discovered at school are completely false.”
“We have no record or report of live ammunition ever being reported at any school and we have strict protocols and procedures in place when it comes to weapons on school grounds,” Throne’s letter reads.
The county prosecutor has alleged that on November
29, a teacher at Oxford High School saw Crumbley searching online for ammunition on his phone
The teacher notified school officials, who contacted Crumbley’s parents via phone and email, but they did not respond, hanno detto i funzionari.
Letter addresses claims about social media concerns
Il querela dice that on November
16, parents expressed concerns with the principal about threats Crumbley allegedly made on social media
About these allegations, Throne’s letter simply says: “The district was unaware of the perpetrator’s social media presence or related posts until after the November 30 incident.”
Secondo la causa, the principal and superintendent reviewed Crumbley’s posts, which the lawsuit says threatened Oxford High students. Crumbley’s Instagram and other social media accounts were set to public, meaning anyone could view them, dice la causa.
The lawsuit alleges that the principal emailed parents, also on November 16, detto: “I know I’m being redundant here, but there is absolutely no threat at the HS … large assumptions were made from a few social media posts, then the assumptions evolved into exaggerated rumors.”
After the email exchanges, the superintendent warned students — over loudspeaker — “to stop spreading information over social media and stop relying on information on social media,” afferma la causa.
“At all times relevant (the superintendent’s) Azioni, by advising each and every student … that there was no credible threat, demonstrated conduct so reckless as to demonstrate a substantial lack of concern for whether an injury (wound) risultato,” the lawsuit reads.
Lawsuit was amended in January
The lawsuit was initially filed in a US District Court in Michigan in dicembre by the family of two sisters who survived the shooting
, and was amended January
7. Oxford Community Schools
, its superintendent
, the Oxford High School’s principal and dean of students
, as well as unnamed counselors
, teachers and a staffer are defendants
One of the sisters was shot in the neck during the attack, dice la causa, and the other was narrowly missed. The lawsuit seeks more than $ 100 million for each of the girls, citing the need for medical and emotional treatment.
Throne wrote that the county prosecutor “has asked that the school district not unduly comment upon the details surrounding the case in order to avoid any interference with the criminal proceedings.”
Ma, the public’s “many questions will be answered in short order as the criminal prosecution moves forward and the school district responds to the inaccurate filing by Mr. Fieger,” Throne wrote.
“Principal (Steven) Lupo, school administrators, insegnanti, and support staff followed their training and implemented our district’s detailed emergency plans and protocols,” Throne wrote. “Più precisamente, they put the safety of our students above their own safety when the criminal conduct forced our community to endure this unimaginable tragedy.”
Throne wrote that the school is looking forward to having students back on campus next week, e quello “we look forward to letting the truth and the facts prevail” during the investigation and legal process.
Crumbley’s parents were arrested days after the shooting and charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. They have pleaded not guilty
. Prosecutors have accused them of giving their son easy access to the gun and disregarding signs that he was a threat