Oxford High School Shooting


Shea Cline, Head-editor/Reporter/Writer


This article contains somewhat triggering information about school shootings and mental health issues


On Tuesday morning 15-year-old Ethan Crumbly opened fire at Oxford High School in Oakland County, Michigan. Crumbly wounded 7 students and killed 4 others.

Oxford High School will be closed for the remainder of the week, and 14 other districts plan to close as well.

Crumbly is going to be tried as an adult and is being charged with first-degree murder and terrorism. Crumbly pleaded not guilty to the charges and was denied bond Wednesday. It is likely that he will receive a life sentence if convicted.

Investigators say the 15-year-old had “intent to kill” and “methodically and deliberately” took the lives of his fellow classmates. Surveillance video shows Crumbly walking the halls of the school pretending to be law enforcement to gain entry into some classrooms.

At a news conference regarding the incident, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said that “there is a mountain of digital evidence, videotape, social media” and that she was “confident” there was premeditation to commit the crimes “well before the incident.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the mental health epidemic in our country continues to grow, it is important that we as citizens report concerning behavior when we see it, as well as lend a helping hand to those in need.



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