The Michigan prosecution has announced that the 15-year-old boy who carried out the killing spree in high school yesterday, in which four students were murdered, will be charged with murder and terrorism and will be prosecuted as an adult and not a minor to ensure he is not released in the future. “It was a pre-planned act.”
Auckland County Attorney Karen McDonald said Ethan Crumbley is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of manslaughter, seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm. “There are facts that lead to the shooting that indicate it was not just an impulsive act,” McDonald said. “There’s a mountain of digital evidence – videotapes, social media, all the digital evidence possible – and we’re sure it was pre-planned.”
Shortly before the press conference, it was reported that Justin Schilling, 17, who was fatally wounded in a shooting attack, died at the hospital. This increased the number of murders to four, when in addition to Schilling, Hannah St. Julian (14), Medicine Baldwin (17) and Tate Meyer (16), a high school football team player, were killed. Six other students and a teacher were injured.
The attack took place yesterday at noon when the suspect, a second-year student at Oxford City High School, about 50 miles north of Detroit, opened fire on students and teachers. At first, it did not sound or feel real. I was in utter shock. “He said he hid in his biology classroom with other students and they blocked the door with the heavy tables.” I felt it was very close to the classroom. It was very scary. ”
Police forces arrived at the scene within minutes and arrested the boy without resistance while in possession of a gun with seven bullets still inside. According to police, his father bought the gun at Black Friday sales last Friday and examined how the suspect obtained it and how he got it into the school. “No one should be afraid to go to school,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “It’s every parent’s terrible nightmare.”