Crime Oxford School Shooter Tries to Trick Students into Opening Door in Viral Video
Multiple injuries reported after Michigan high school shooting; suspect in custody
Multiple injuries were reported after a shooting at a high school in Oxford Township, Michigan. A suspect was taken into custody.The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of an active shooter around 1 p.m. local time at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a suburb about 40 miles north of Detroit.
A video of students locked in a classroom during the shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday has gone viral, as it appears to show the shooter attempting to trick them into opening the door.
Journalist Philip Lewis posted the footage to hisaccount, with the video originating on TikTok.
He captioned it: "A student from inside Oxford High School captured this footage of the possible shooter trying to get into the classroom by impersonating a sheriff.
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Oakland County Sheriff's Office said the 15-year-old arrested after three students were killed at a Michigan high school had "posted pictures of the target and the weapon."Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said late on Tuesday night that investigators had determined the gun used was purchased by the teenager's father, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office.
"The students did not open the door and escaped through a window."
The initial TikTok was posted by Shwifty766 and has been liked over 12,000 times with over 1500 comments.
In the video, students can be seen crouching down in a classroom, presumably after the school went into lockdown.
Their teacher can be heard speaking to someone outside of the locked classroom.
The person outside is heard saying: "Sheriff's sffice, it is safe to come out."
The teacher replies by saying he and the students are not prepared to do that at this time. He is asked to repeat this as the person behind the door says they can't hear them.
The person behind the door can be heard saying: "Okay, well come to the door and look at my badge, bro."
The students then react to the person using the word "bro" and indicate that it is a "red flag" and that the person may be lying.
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They then proceed to escape the classroom through a window into a snow-filled courtyard. Going through a door at the end of the courtyard, students were met by armed police.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office report, three people were killed in the shooting and eight others were injured.
Police took a 15-year old suspect, a sophomore at the school, into custody without incident. No motive for the shooting has been identified at the time and the police continue with their investigation.
People who were inside the school have detailed how they reacted when the loudspeaker in the school announced a lockdown.
The person believed to have recorded the incident in the classroom was freshman Mark Kluska. He told CNN: "I started realizing it was real when I began to hear yelling."
He also praised the actions of his teacher, Moises Cortez, who was in the room during the video and spoke to the alleged shooter behind the door.
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"We want to praise the students who spoke up and let school administration know about the situation," a junior high school principal said.In a letter to families of students, the principal of Ohio's Milford Junior High School wrote that a student "was reported to have compiled a list of names of some fellow students and that this list was referred to as a 'kill list.
He said: "He shut the door and put like a metal doorstopper so no one would be able to kick in the door."
Senior Aiden Page said he and his classmates grabbed anything they could in case they had to fight the shooter.
He said: "We grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in and we had to attack them."
He also added that a bullet had pierced one of the desks they had used to block the door.
It is believed that the gun used in the shooting was a 9mm Sig Sauer SP2022 semiautomatic pistol and purchased by the suspect's father on Friday, four days before the shooting.
Newsweek has contacted the school for comment.
Family of student shot in Oxford High School attack file lawsuit against school district and employees .
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.