Ethan Crumbley, a 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore, has been identified as the Michigan school shooting suspect. The shooting left three teens who were identified Tuesday night dead. His father purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting just four days earlier on Black Friday, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.
The teen is accused of killing four students and injuring seven others when he allegedly opened fire at his Oxford High School, north of Detroit, on Tuesday.
Who are the Michigan school shooting Victims?
Among the victims in the horrific shooting was Tate Myre, a 16-year-old “standout” football player at Oxford High School who died from his wounds on the way to the hospital in the back of a patrol car. The two other victims were Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased victims were identified after the shooting as 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, 14-year-old Hana. A fourth victim, 17-year-old Justin Shilling, died a day after the shooting.
Ethan Crumbley’s father bought the murder weapon for his 15 year old son just 4 days ago. He will be prosecuted alongside his psycho son and sued into oblivion. #oxfordhighschool #OxfordHigh pic.twitter.com/NAIIGzQyRX
— SJSU’s (@clamontw) December 1, 2021
Ethan Crumbley Posted Cryptic Images on Social Media
The suspect in the Michigan shooting allegedly declared “now I become death” and posted a picture of the semi-automatic handgun used in the massacre on social media before he opened fire on classmates and teachers at Oxford High School, according to reports.
“It’s my understanding, again, that this was a recent weapon purchase,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Tuesday night about the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 pistol the suspect’s father bought on Black Friday, November 5th.
“He had been shooting with it and posted pictures of a target and the weapon. That’s all part of what’s being looked at. We’re going to do a deep dive on the social media and all the activities of this young man,” he added about the suspect.
Ethan Crumbley Facebook & Instagram
Ethan Crumbley’s social media accounts, both Instagram and Facebook have since been taken down as per CNN. Ethan posted what appeared to be a countdown. “Now I become death – destroyer of worlds – see you tomorrow Oxford,” he reportedly wrote on Instagram, according to the outlet.
Authorities have not commented on that post but investigators insisted that they would scour the social media posts of the alleged shooter.’
The motive for the shooting is still unclear but some said the teen was bullied, according to the Detroit Free Press. However, some classmates have said Crumbley was bullied, according to the Detroit Free Press. Ethan Crumbley had no other run-ins with police.
Crumbley’s parents are James Crumbley and Jennifer. They have advised their son not to speak to authorities following his arrest. Police must get permission from a juvenile’s parents or guardian in order to speak with them, Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said Wednesday that her office is considering charges against both parents. Karen said Crumbley had been charged as an adult with murder, terrorism, assault, and weapons possession charges.
James and his wife, Jennifer Crumbley were called to Oxford High School for a meeting with administrators about their son the morning of the shooting. According to Bouchard, administrators wanted to talk to the teen’s parents about, “behavior in the classroom that they felt was concerning.” He didn’t get into details about the behavior.
“We have since learned that the school did have contact with the student the day before and the day of the shooting for behavior in the classroom that they thought was concerning. In fact, the parents were brought in the morning of the shooting and had a face-to-face meeting with the school,” Bouchard said. “The content of that meeting obviously is part of the investigation, but we did not learn of that meeting, nor of the content of the meeting until after the shooting and during this investigation.”
The county Sherrif further said that Ethan didn’t know about the Tuesday meeting until that day. His parents were called and he was brought into the meeting. Crumbley’s parents left about 10 a.m., a few hours before the shooting, and he stayed at the school.
James Crumbley’s Facebook page shows photos and videos with his son, including a video posted in October showing him and his son pranking Jennifer Crumbley.
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