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15-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Oxford High School Shooting

This booking photo released by the Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff's Office shows Ethan Crumbley, 15, who is charged as an adult with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A 15-year-old boy is being charged as an adult for opening fire Tuesday afternoon at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, killing four students and injuring seven others, including a teacher.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced that Ethan Crumbley has been charged with one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of assault with intent to murder.

Investigators said Crumbley was armed with a semi-automatic handgun purchased last week by his father. McDonald said charges may also be issued against Crumbley’s parents.

A well wisher kneels to pray at a memorial on the sign of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at the school, killing several students and wounding multiple other people, including a teacher. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


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