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Crime ‘It All Seemed Like a Movie:’ Inside the Terrifying Shooting at Oxford High School

07:25  01 december  2021
07:25  01 december  2021 Source:   thedailybeast.com

School shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan leaves 3 dead, several injured

  School shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan leaves 3 dead, several injured Three people are dead and six were injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in Oxford Michigan, authorities said.Three people died and six were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, authorities said.

Terrified students in Michigan's Oxford High School jumped out the window amid fears the gunman was impersonating a sheriff in the hallway, according to footage shared to social media. It ’s safe to come out,” a male voice can be heard saying tentatively from behind the door of the Oxford High School classroom during the shooting that left three students dead and eight others wounded, the postings say. A dozen or so frightened students seen on the clip inside the room are immediately skeptical of the supposed authority figure.

Video claims that the alleged shooter at Oxford High School in Michigan, tried to get students to open the door. This has not been confirmed, nor has the identity of who is speaking in the video pic.twitter.com/jLoeeH0aas. Video shows students sheltering-in-place inside a classroom. The student who recorded the footage says the voice heard is that of the shooter who was announcing himself as a Sheriff’s Deputy.

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As the deadly chaos of a mass shooting unfolded at a Michigan high school Tuesday, an 11-year-old student found out from TikTok that someone claiming to be the local sheriff had tried to coax terrified students out of the safety of a classroom.

A 15-year-old sophomore at Oxford High killed three people and wounded eight more in the Tuesday shooting rampage, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Tense video shows a group of Oxford High School students crouching down among their desks. On the wall near the closed door of the classroom hangs a “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster. A voice from behind the door says, “Sheriff’s office. It’s safe to come out.” But a student replies, “We’re not willing to take that risk right now.” The person on the other side responds, “Come to the door and look at my badge, bro.”

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  A beloved football player and a senior with college scholarships among Michigan school shooting victims Friends, family and an entire Michigan high school are grieving the loss of four students after a 15-year-old boy opened fire during the school day, killing four peers and shooting seven others on campus. © Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images Students holding candles are asked to stand during a vigil after a shooting killed three students at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday. A suspect is in custody after Tuesday's shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, authorities said. More than 100 calls to 911 were made.

All schools in the Oxford Community Schools district, including OELC, will be closed for the remainder of the week, officials announced. Messages from Oxford Community Schools . 2 p.m. update: “This afternoon there was an active shooter at Oxford High School ,” district officials said in a message to parents. “Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has secured the scene. Oxford High School students and staff are systematically being evacuated to the Meijer Garden Center and may be picked up there.

Oxford high school students who were interviewed by reporters afterward described a chaotic scene in which a voice came on over the intercom to announce an active school shooter , according to the Detroit Free Press. They said they initially did not know whether it was a drill. “Kids just, like they’re just mad at each other at this school ,” she said. A vigil after a shooting at Oxford high school in Lake Orion, Michigan. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images. Bryant said he texted several younger cousins in the morning and they said they didn’t want to go to school , and he got a bad feeling.

The purported deputy’s lingo may have betrayed him: “Bro” sent the students in the classroom running. One student says in the video, “He said ‘bro.’ Red flag.” The students frantically evacuate through a window and run to another building where a police officer tells them, “Slow down, you’re fine.” Local outlet Fox 2 spoke to the father of the student who recorded the footage and confirmed it as authentic.

Mariah, an Oxford Middle School student who spent the day in lockdown, said, “Our teacher kept saying like stay calm, but teachers kept saying that and we knew something was off. We didn’t know if it was in our school or a different school.”

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Three students were killed in a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford , Michigan, on Tuesday, authorities said. Eight others were shot and injured, including a teacher, authorities said. Two were in surgery and six in stable condition with varied gunshot wounds, Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said The suspected shooter , a 15-year-old male student, was taken into custody within five minutes, authorities said. A semiautomatic handgun has been confiscated, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said. The student lives in the Village of Oxford and attended school Tuesday, authorities said.

—- 1:54 p.m. Parents are asked not to come to Oxford High School . Parents are encouraged to pick up evacuated students at Meijer on N. Lapeer Road. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says they are doing a secondary search for any additional victims. —- 1:50 p.m. The shooting reportedly It is still considered an active scene with multiple victims. There are no confirmed fatal shooting victims at this time. Multiple patrol units, EMS units, and SWAT teams are on the scene. We're told one suspected shooter is in custody along with a handgun. The school is currently on lockdown and emergency

Mariah watched several of the videos posted on in her friends’ Snapchat Stories and TikToks from inside the high school while in lockdown and spent much of the afternoon rewatching them.

“Now you’ll see them go out the window” she said, narrating along as she replayed the video of the classroom confrontation in the passenger seat of her mom’s car Tuesday evening. One image that stuck with her was at the end of the footage, she said—after the students had escaped through a window and some had reached another door “and there’s a police officer there saying, ‘You’re safe now.’”

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The alleged shooter’s identity has not been released, and he has refused to speak to authorities, according to the Oakland County sheriff. The victims were Tate Myre, 17, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Hana St. Juliana 14. Myre died in a deputy’s vehicle as the officer tried to rush him to the hospital because his wounds were so severe, the sheriff said Tuesday night. The alleged gunman surrendered to a deputy at the school minutes after the violence started, and police recovered a semi-automatic handgun that had been purchased days earlier by the suspect‘s father.

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AT LEAST four people were injured after a shooting erupted at a Michigan High School on Tuesday.Oakland County Sheriff officials were on the scene at. Multiple patrols and EMS units were on scene along with SWAT and the Aviation Unit. School officials said emergency protocols have been activated, and the school has been placed on lockdown. “There is an active emergency occurring at Oxford High School right now,” Oxford Community Schools sent out in a message to parents and guardians.

A viral TikTok video captured terrified students at Oxford High School in Michigan escaping from a barricaded classroom, as they feared the shooter could be outside knocking on the door. Videos from Michigan's Oxford High School , where a 15-year-old has reportedly killed 3 and injured at least 8 others , have been posted online by students placed on lockdown during the shooting . In one video, someone who appears to be the shooter can be heard attempting to get the students to open the classroom by claiming to be from the sheriff's office.

Jennifer N., who lives in an apartment complex adjacent to the high school and asked that only her first name be used, said she was with her toddler leaving her home for the grocery store when she noticed some teenagers jumping over the fence that separates her complex from the school. Her initial thought was they must have been students skipping class. Then as she was driving out of the parking lot, she noticed another group of children running down the sidewalk and others taking cover behind bushes.

“I couldn’t figure out why they would hide from me. I’m just a neighbor,” she recalled. Then, after making the turn out of the apartment complex and into the nearby Meijer grocery store, she suddenly saw hundreds of students running from the school grounds and realized something was seriously wrong.

“Some [were] without shoes, some throwing up, most on phones and crying,” she explained on Tuesday evening. In the parking lot, she learned from a female student that there had been a shooting at the high school. “I immediately thought of friends and neighbors at the high school… the second she said that to me sirens from all directions were flooding in…. Right then I knew it was bad. It all seemed like a movie.”

“I wished I could fit them all in my car. There were hundreds,” Jennifer said. “This close community will grieve and hold each other but things… unfortunately have changed. All ages will be scarred forever.”

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The family of a student who was shot during the Oxford High School shooting last week filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the school district, officials and employees that argues they "willfully misrepresented the dangers" of a potential shooting and acted recklessly. © Scott Olson/Getty Images A memorial outside of Oxford High School continues to grow on December 03 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Four students were killed and seven others injured on November 30, when student Ethan Crumbley allegedly opened fire with a pistol at the school. Crumbley has been charged in the shooting.

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