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Suspected Oxford High shooter's parents visited school that day over 'concerning' behaviour, police

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A police vehicle remains parked outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan.
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  • The parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect visited the school before the rampage.
  • Authorities said the 15-year-old also met with the school because he showed "concerning" behaviour.
  • Tuesday's shooting spree at Oxford High School left four dead and several others injured. 
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The parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect visited the school and met school officials on the morning of the rampage, authorities said on Wednesday.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the parents of 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley met with Oxford High School officials the morning of the sophomore's alleged shooting spree that left four students dead and seven others injured.  

"The parents were brought in the morning of the shooting and had a face-to-face meeting with the school," Bouchard said.

He said the content of the meeting is part of the investigation, and that police were not made aware of it until after the shooting took place. 

Bouchard also said the school, located north of Detroit, had "contact" with Crumbley on Monday and Tuesday prior to the shooting, and that the meeting between Crumbley and the school took place because he was showing "concerning" behaviour. 

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said at a press conference on Wednesday that the teen would be charged with four counts of first-degree murder — indicating that prosecutors believe the victims were targeted — as well as a terrorism-related charge.

She also said Crumbley would be charged as an adult because of the serious nature of the crime. 

The teen's parents may also face criminal charges, McDonald said. 

Students Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; Madisyn Baldwin, 17; and Justin Shilling, 17 have been identified as the victims killed in the shooting.


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