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World Three dead, eight wounded in US high school shooting

02:17  01 december  2021
02:17  01 december  2021 Source:   afp.com

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Live Updates: Shooting at High School in Michigan Leaves 3 Dead . A 15-year-old sophomore surrendered to the police after firing a semiautomatic handgun 15 to 20 times at Oxford High School in Oakland County, the authorities said. “This afternoon there was an active shooter at Oxford High School ,” Oxford Community Schools said in a statement, according to WDIV-TV, a local station. “Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has secured the scene.” Students and staff members were “systematically being evacuated” to a nearby Meijer store, where they could be picked up, the school

A 15-year-old boy killed three fellow high school students and wounded eight other people upon opening fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a Michigan high school , and he was quickly taken into custody, police said. The suspect, a sophomore at the school , was believed to have acted alone and was arrested without resistance after firing 15 to 20 shots, McCabe said. "The whole thing lasted five minutes," McCabe said. WDIV television reported the suspect divulged nothing to police and demanded his right to speak with a lawyer.

Map locating Oxford, Michigan, where a deadly high school shooting has taken place © Gustavo IZUS Map locating Oxford, Michigan, where a deadly high school shooting has taken place

A 15-year-old student opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three teenagers and wounding eight other people before surrendering to police, authorities said, in what was the deadliest US school shooting so far this year.

An ambulance leaving the scene near Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, where police say a 15 year old opened fire, killing three students and leaving eight others, including one teacher, wounded. © Matthew Hatcher An ambulance leaving the scene near Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, where police say a 15 year old opened fire, killing three students and leaving eight others, including one teacher, wounded.

Eight others, including one teacher, were wounded in the attack, which took place shortly after noon while classes were in session at Oxford High School, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.

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OXFORD, Michigan – Three students were killed and at least six others were injured when a sophomore student opened fire at Oxford High School Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a news conference that officers arrived in minutes and the 15-year-old The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office initially said there were between 4-and-6 victims and “one shooter ” in custody. The following is the initial statement from the Oakland County Sheriff Office: “ We responded to an active shooter at Oxford High School in Oxford Township at 12:55PM today.

(AP) — Authorities say eight people were wounded in an attack at a Michigan high school in which three students were killed. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that two of the wounded were undergoing surgery as of 5 p.m. Tuesday and that the six others were in stable condition. McCabe said deputies took the shooting suspect — a 15-year-old sophomore — into custody without incident within five minutes of arriving at the school . He said the suspect’s parents visited him where he’s being held and advised their son not to talk to investigators, as is his right.

Businesses offer comfort to families of those killed in the Oxford High School shooting © JEFF KOWALSKY Businesses offer comfort to families of those killed in the Oxford High School shooting

The sheriff's office said the dead were a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female.

Of the wounded, six were in stable condition and two were undergoing surgery.

The suspect was taken into custody and a semi-automatic handgun was seized, but there was no immediate explanation for what might have prompted the attack in Oxford, a small town about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Detroit.

"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," the sheriff's office said.

"It's a very tragic situation," Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters.

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Eight were wounded , three killed. The shooting took place at Oxford High School in Oxford Township. The shooter , identified only as a male 15-year-old sophomore, was taken into custody, apparently unharmed, within five minutes of the first 911 call. The shooter has reportedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not answer police questions.

Read more: The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough. Officers responded at around 12:55 p.m. to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter at the school , McCabe said. Authorities arrested the suspect at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips. The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents. McCabe said investigators would be looking through social media posts for any

"We have three deceased victims right now, who are all believed to be students," he said.

"We have lots of upset parents," he said.

McCabe said police received more than 100 911 emergency calls shortly after noon, and that the shooter unleashed 15-20 shots over about five minutes.

The suspect was taken into custody within five minutes of the first 911 call, he said.

- 'State of shock' -

President Joe Biden was informed of the shooting during a visit to Minnesota.

"My heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one," he said.

"That whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now."

McCabe said police had been in contact with the suspect's parents and had searched their home.

The suspect had been in class today and appeared to carry out the attack alone.

It was unclear if victims had been specifically targeted or were randomly shot, McCabe said.

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Update: Authorities say eight people were wounded in an attack at a Michigan high school in which three students were killed. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that two of the wounded were undergoing surgery as of 5 p.m. Tuesday and that the six The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents. Isabel Flores told WJBK-TV that she and other students heard gunshots and saw another

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"He's not talking to us at this time," he told reporters.

McCabe said police were combing the scene at the school, which has about 1,800 students, and will want to interview anyone who might have information on the suspect.

"I think this is every parent's worst nightmare," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said at the same press briefing.

- 'Uniquely American problem' -

It was the deadliest school shooting so far this year, according to Everytown For Gun Safety, a group which keeps statistics of mass shootings and lobbies for gun control.

Before Tuesday's incident, there had been 138 shootings in schools across the United States in 2021, according to figures provided by Everytown.

In those incidents, 26 resulted in fatalities, though no more than two each time.

Asked about the plague of mass shootings in the country, Whitmer replied: "This is a uniquely American problem that we need to address."

The deadliest school shootings in US history were the April 2007 attack at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, which saw 33 killed, including the shooter, followed by the December 2012 attack on the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 28 dead, including 20 children and the shooter.

In February 2018, a man with an AR-15 assault rifle opened fire in his former high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17, in the deadliest-ever high school shooting.

Shannon Watts, the founder of the group Moms Demand Action, called for more action to control firearms, saying there are 400 million guns owned by civilians across the country.

"If more guns made us safer, we'd be the safest nation in the world," Watts wrote on Twitter.

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Michigan prosecutor highlights texts from school shooting suspect's parents sent to son before tragedy .
Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald on Saturday highlighted text messages and a social media post from James and Jennifer Crumbley to their son, suspected Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, during their arraignment hearing. McDonald said during the hearing that the "likelihood of conviction is strong" for the parents, who pleaded not guilty Saturday to four counts each of involuntary manslaughter after their son was accused of shooting and killing four students and injuring seven others on Tuesday. "Mr. Crumbley purchased this weapon for his son, and…on [Nov. 27], Mrs.

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