Oxford Live Updates: Detroit Lions to Honor Shooting Victims Sunday

Live Updates
  • A shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan Tuesday left four students dead and several others injured.
  • Four victims remain in critical or serious condition. Three others are listed as stable and one teacher has been discharged from the hospital.
  • Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald named 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley as the suspect.
  • He is charged with terrorism, first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Crumbley will be charged as an adult due to the "seriousness" of the charges.
  • Crumbley pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Wednesday.
  • Parents of Ethan, Jennifer and James Crumbley, are charged with four counts each of Involuntary Manslaughter.

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Detroit Lions set to honor Oxford High School shooting victims

The Detroit Lions will honor the Oxford shooting victims by wearing an Oxford-themed decal on their helmet and a moment of silence before Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Lions Coach Dan Campbell said, "Just as a starting point, we're going to have T-shirts, we've got hats made, we're going to have decals on the back of the helmets, "We'll have a moment of silence before the game certainly, but those guys are on our minds. And so we want to represent them on Sunday. I know there'll be a group of those students and kids and people that have been affected that'll be watching this game. Right now, that's the best way to help them."

Vigil to honor four students killed in Oxford High School Shooting

A vigil is planned to honor the lives of four teenagers who lost their lives in the deadly Oxford High School shooting Tuesday, Nov, 30.

During the vigil in Downtown Oxford at 7p.m. there will be four minutes of bell ringing, one minute for each of the four victims of the school shooting attack, Tate Myre, Madisyn Baldwin, Hana St. Juliana, and Justin Shilling.

The Crumbley's located by attorney, returning to area to be arraigned

According to Detroit News, James and Jennifer Crumbley are returning to the area to be arraigned on felony charges.

Attorney Shannon Smith representing the couple stated, "The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent media reports."

This comes after the Fugitive Apprehension Team began efforts to locate the couple after they did not show up to a scheduled arraignment at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Authorities release Crumbley family vehicle description

The Oakland Sheriff Office released a detailed description of the vehicle James and Jennifer Crumbley might be in.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the couple may be driving a black 2021 Kia Seltos SUV with the Michigan license plate number DQG 5203.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard stated, "We have our Fugitive Apprehension Team, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service and others actively looking for them and have every expectation we'll have them in custody soon. They cannot run from their part in this tragedy."

They are asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of James and Jennifer Crumbley to call the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at (248)- 858-4911.

Larry Nassar attorney representing fugitive parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect

Larry Nassar's attorney, Shannon Smith, is now reportedly representing the parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley.

Authorities are currently searching for Jennifer and James Crumbley, who are missing after charges were announced against them earlier Friday.

'Be on The Lookout' alert issued for suspect's parents

Local news stations are reporting a "Be on The Lookout" alert has been issued for the parents of teen suspect Ethan Crumbley.

This comes hours after charges of 4 counts of Involuntary Manslaughter were announced for both Jennifer and James Crumbley.

An arraignment was tentatively scheduled for 4 PM ET.

Prosecutor Karen McDonald describes day of Oxford school shooting

Prosecutor Karen McDonald says the same morning of the shooting, Ethan's teacher came across a note that, "alarmed her to the point that she took a picture of it on her cell phone."

In the note was a drawing of a semiautomatic handgun pointing at the words 'the thoughts won't stop, help me.' Also included in the note was a drawing of a bullet with "blood everywhere" written above it.

Between the gun and the bullet is a drawing of a person who appears to have been shot twice and bleeding with a laughing emoji under it. The note also has "my life is useless" and "the world is dead" written on it.

Following the disturbing drawing, McDonald says his parents Jennifer and James Crumbley were immediately contacted to come to the school.

A school counselor removed Ethan from class with his backpack and obtained the note, but the drawings of the gun, bloody figure and writings were all "altered."

During the meeting with school administrators, his parents were shown the drawing and were told they had to submit their son to counseling within 48 hours.

According to Prosecutor Karen McDonald, Ethan's parents did not ask the whereabouts of the gun and did not inspect his backpack for the gun which he had with him at the time. His parents "resisted" the idea of taking Ethan out of school and left the school without him.

Once an active shooter was reported, McDonald says Ethan's mom texted him, "Ethan, don't do it". Shortly after, his father reported his gun missing to authorities.

Prosecutor Karen McDonald uncovers timeline before deadly school shooting

According to evidence provided by officials, on November 29 a teacher at Oxford High School noticed Ethan on his phone searching for ammunition and reported that information to school officials immediately.

The school then attempted to contact his parents, but received no reply. Later the same day Jennifer Crumbley exchanged texts with Ethan stating, "LOL I'm not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught."

Ethan Crumbley was with father during purchase of gun

Prosecutor Karen McDonald stated that shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley was present with his father while purchasing the gun that was used in the deadly shooting.

"James Crumbley purchased a Sig Sauer 9mm model SP 2022 from Acme Shooting Goods in Oxford, Michigan, on Nov. 26th, 2021. A store employee confirms that Ethan Crumbley was present with James at the time of the purchase," McDonald announced.

Oakland County Prosecutor details new evidence

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald revealed shocking new evidence during a press conference. Mcdonald stated the parents of shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley were involved in the deadly school attack. Ethan's father, James Crumbley bought the gun four days before it was used in the shooting. Ethan Crumbley was with him during the purchase and later posted on social media about the gun.

Ethan's mother, Jennifer Crumbley also posted about the gun on social media, calling it "his new Christmas present," McDonald said.

"It's been a devastating week for us," McDonald said. "There are other individuals who contributed, ... and it's my intention to hold them accountable as well."

Parents of Oxford school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley charged

The parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley are charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the Michigan school shooting allegedly carried out by their 15-year-old son.

The charges for James and Jennifer Crumbley stem from having purchased a gun for the teen in the days ahead of the deadly shooting.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald had said Thursday that the "actions on mom and dad's behalf go far beyond negligence.

"She also stated, "You have a right to possess a gun, but with it comes responsibility," she told a press conference. "Allowing it in the hands of somebody that shows signs that they may hurt somebody is not OK, and those people should be held accountable."

Oakland County Prosecutor calls school shooting a 'wake-up' for new gun laws

During a press briefing announcing Ethan Crumbley's charges, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald stated, "the shooting should be a wake-up call for new gun laws in a country that has become "desensitized to school shootings."

"We have to do better," McDonald said without offering specific changes. "How many times does this have to happen? How many times?"

"I will do everything I can to prosecute this case, ensure justice for victims and speak out for better gun laws," she said.

McDonald also added that if Tuesday's incident that left four children dead and multiple injured "isn't enough to revisit our gun laws, I don't know what is."

Videos, journal recovered by authorities detail suspect's desire to shoot up school

Authorities say Ethan Crumbley recorded videos discussing killing students the night before he carried out a shooting at Oxford High School.

During a court hearing before Crumbley's arraignment, Oakland County Sheriff's Lieutenant Tim Willis said there was evidence that Crumbley planned to carry out an attack at the school.

Willis said that while executing a search warrant, authorities recovered two videos from Crumbley's phone in which he talks about "shooting and killing students the next day at Oxford High School."

A journal was also recovered from Crumbley's backpack that details his "desire to shoot up the school" and murder students, Willis said.

Teen suspect in school shooting pleads 'not guilty', no bond set

During a live broadcast of Oxford School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley's arraignment, the suspect plead not guilty.

Crumbley's defense attorney and Oakland County Prosecutor Marc Keast debated over the suspect's transfer from a juvenile detention center to the Oakland County Jail due to him being charged as an adult.

The judge ultimately agreed to move him to the adult facility. The judge also stated that Crumbley would be in isolation and would not be in contact with adult inmates.

Due to the nature and severity of his charges the judge did not set a bond.

Crumbley's next court date is December 3, 2021 for a probable cause conference.

15-year-old Ethan Crumbley arraigned on video conference

School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley was arraigned on video conference call Wednesday.

This came swiftly after Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced his charges.

Among the attendees were his parents Mr. and Mrs. Crumbley who prosecutors are also currently considering for possible charges.

School met with suspect, his parents day of shooting

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Oxford High School officials met with the shooting suspect to discuss "concerning behavior" in class.

He said the school spoke with the suspect, Ethan Crumbley, the day before the shooting and had a "face-to-face" meeting with his parents the morning of the incident. He said Crumbley was present and "was released back to school from the meeting."

According to Bouchard, this information was not relayed to the sheriff's office before the shooting.

He added that the anti-bullying coordinator at the school "had no information" that the suspect was being bullied.

"There is nothing that he could have faced that would warrant senseless, absolutely brutal violence on other kids," Bouchard said.

Later after the meeting, Bouchard said Crumbley went to the bathroom and came out shooting. He said Crumbley stayed in the hallway and never entered a classroom.

Officials believe Crumbley brought the gun into the school before the meeting, but they are still working to confirm the details. Bouchard said he does not believe the victims were specifically targeted.

Authorities provide update on shooting victims

Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Justin Shilling, 17, and Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Tate Myre,16 are the victims who died in the shooting attack.

Of the 7 others that are injured, 3 remain in the hospital. Sheriff Bouchard said this includes a 14-year-old girl who was in critical condition but is now stable, a 14-year-old boy who is in critical condition with a head wound, and a 17-year-old girl in critical condition with chest wounds.

The victims were transported to several different hospitals in the area including McLaren Lapeer, McLaren Oakland and St. Joe's in Pontiac.

The sheriff said a wounded 14-year-old was placed on a ventilator after surgery: "It's looking very tough for this young girl." A hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning that the girl remained in critical condition but had no further updates.

A 47-year-old female teacher whose shoulder was grazed by a bullet was discharged from a hospital after treatment along with three other students who were injured were also treated and released.

Suspect arraigned soon, asked to be transferred to county jail

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced the charges for Ethan Crumbley on Wednesday .

Now authorities are swiftly seeking approval from a judge to transfer the teen suspect from the juvenile facility where is currently being held to the Oakland County jail.

Sheriff clears up misinformation circulating online

Oakland County Sherrif Michael Bouchard is providing an update on the ongoing investigation and the status of the victims.

He dispelled misinformation circulating online, including reporting on a viral TikTok video of Oxford High School students in a barricaded classroom.

He said the person knocking on the door was an officer, not the suspect.

Bouchard said the officer may have been in plain clothes and using a "conversational" tone to calm the students.

The person at the door was heard using the term "bro" when informing the students it was safe to leave the classroom. The students did not appear to trust the person at the door.

"We're not taking that risk right now," one person in the classroom said. Another student said the term "bro" was a "red flag."

The students were eventually safely evacuated out of a classroom window by a teacher.

Bouchard added that that suspect "never knocked on a door" during the shooting.

Prosecutors considering charges for suspect's parents

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced in a press conference Wednesday that she is considering possible charges for the parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect.

After the suspect was taken into police custody Tuesday, his parents went to the jail and advised him not to speak to police.

The semi automatic handgun the suspect used in the deadly shooting at the school was purchased by his father on November 26.

There is a 'mountain of evidence' that proves shooting was premeditated, county prosecutor says

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said there is a "mountain of digital evidence" that will prove the shooting was premeditated.

She said she is confident that the evidence, including social media evidence, will show the suspect planned the attack "well before the incident."

McDonald added that the charge of terrorism "is not a typical charge." It was included for the children who were not killed or wounded, she said, but who ran away from the school, hid in barricaded classrooms and are traumatized from the incident.

"They are victims too," she said.

Teen suspect will be charged as an adult

Prosecutors charged the suspect with Terrorism, 4 counts of First-degree Murder and 7 counts of Assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

15-year-old Ethan Crumbley could face life in prison since he will be charged as an adult.

Prosecutor names shooting suspect

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald says the Oxford High School shooting suspect is 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley.

Petition asks to rename football stadium after shooting 'hero' who died

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition to rename the Oxford High School football stadium after a heroic student who died trying to stop the shooter who entered the school Tuesday.

According to students, Tate Myre, 16, played running back for the Oxford Wildcats football team. He was shot trying to disarm the shooter and later died from his injuries.

"Tate is not just a hero to his fellow students at Oxford high school but a legend, his act of bravery should be remembered forever and passed down through generations, he put his life in danger to try and help the thousands of other students at Oxford High School," the change.org petition states.

The petition to rename Wildcat Stadium has over 56,000 signatures.

FULL STORY: Tate Myre: Students Want to Rename Oxford High School's Stadium After Shooting 'Hero'

Oakland County Prosecutor to announce charges against shooting suspect

The Oakland County prosecutor will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce charges in the Oxford High School shooting case.

Prosecutor Karen McDonald will provide an update regarding the ongoing investigation, including the charges against the suspect, her office said in a statement.

The press briefing will be held at 2 p.m. ET.

Oxford Schools closed for the rest of the week

Schools across the Oxford District have closed for the rest of the week in lieu of the deadly shooting Tuesday.

A statement released by Oxford Community Schools stated, "All schools in the district, including OELC, will be closed for the remainder of the week. The District crisis team is currently gathering to implement our response plan to support everyone in need in our school community."

A crisis update on the school district website states, " As we grapple with the horrific tragedy in our school community all district schools will be closed for the remainder of the week. District families and staff, please see your email from OCS for details on available grief counseling.
Please keep our school community in your thoughts and prayers throughout this most difficult time."

Fourth Student Pronounced Dead

A fourth student has died from the Oxford High School shooting.

According to local news outlet Fox 2 Detroit, the student has been identified as 17-year-old Justin Shilling.

A press conference from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office is expected this afternoon.

ALICE Lockdown explained, the alert students received

ALICE, a training program for schools and students in the event of crisis rang through the speakers of Oxford High School during the deadly shooting.

The descriptions are according to the Alice Training Site.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown,Inform,Counter, and Evacuate.

Alert - "Alert is when you first become aware of a threat. The sooner you understand that you're in danger, the sooner you can save yourself. A speedy response is critical. Seconds count," the website reads.

Lockdown – "If evacuation is not a safe option, barricaded entry points into your room in an effort to create a semi-secure starting point."
Inform – "Communicate the violent intruder's location and direction in real time."

Counter – "Create Noise, Movement, Distance and Distraction with the intent of reducing the shooter's ability to shoot accurately. Counter is NOT fighting."

Evacuate – "When safe to do so, remove yourself from the danger zone."

According to the school's website the last ALICE drill occurred on October 7, 2021.

Students, parents and teacher gather to mourn at candlelight vigil

The Oxford, Michigan community gathered at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to mourn the loss of three students after a shooting at Oxford High School.

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Three victims remain in critical condition

Three of the shooting victims remain in critical condition Wednesday.

One is in serious condition and three others are listed as stable, according to WXYZ Detroit. The teacher who was wounded has already been discharged from the hospital.

What we know about the shooting

Tuesday's mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan left three people dead and an additional eight injured.

The 15-year-old suspect, a sophomore at the school, was taken into custody by local authorities, who arrived within two minutes of the first 911 call. His weapon of choice, a SIG Sauer handgun, still had seven rounds of ammunition left in it when he was apprehended, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

No motive for the shooting has been identified at this time.

The gun had reportedly been purchased four days prior to the shooting by the suspect's father. Neither the suspect nor his family is cooperating with authorities, according to law enforcement.

The three victims, all students at Oxford, were identified as 16-year-old Tate Myre, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 14-year-old Hanna St. Julian.

The eight additional injured victims were transported to the hospital. At least one of them, a teacher, has already been discharged.

Officials stated that the arraignment of the suspect could occur in the next few days. It is unknown whether or not his parents could face charges.

The timeline of events are included below.

Parent of Oxford student calls shooting "truly sickening"

A parent of an Oxford High School student reacted on Twitter to Tuesday's mass shooting.

Jody Job, the Oakland County Democratic Party Chair, confirmed that her son was a student at Oxford, and that she was familiar with a number of the victims.

"3 dead and others injured. Names of kids I know. I just can't get over how truly sickening this is," Job tweeted. "Robbed of their future. Their loved ones."

"How utterly desolate our country seems to be when we continue to let these horrific tragedies occur and do nothing," Job added.

Three deceased victims of shooting identified

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has identified the three students who died in the Oxford High School shooting.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard named the trio of victims as 16-year-old Tate Myre, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 14-year-old Hanna St. Julian, the Detroit News confirmed.

Myre reportedly passed away in a police vehicle en route to being transported to the hospital, officials stated.

Sheriff says gun used was bought 4 days ago by suspect's father

The gun used in the Oxford High School shooting had been purchased four days prior by the suspect's father, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

Bouchard identified the firearm as a 9 mm SIG Sauer handgun that had been bought on November 26, along with three ammunition magazines.

At the time the suspect was apprehended in the school, Bouchard stated that the handgun still had seven rounds in the chamber. He credited the quick action of law enforcement that prevented further carnage.

When asked if the father could face charges for the purchase of the gun, Bouchard told reporters that that would be left up to the prosecution.

Authorities responded to 3 different 'events' in past week: Sheriff

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard stated that law enforcement had responded to three different 'events' in the week leading up to the Oxford High School shooting.

Speaking during a press conference Tuesday, Bouchard stated that the 'events' were in response to credible tips or threats that dispatchers had received. He did not give any specific details on these occurrences or whether or not they were firearm-related.

The sheriff reiterated that none of these three instances resulted in any violence similar to the Oxford shooting.

Vigils held across Oxford community following mass shooting

A number of vigils were held across the Oakland County community Tuesday night following the shooting at Oxford High School.

It was reported that hundreds of people attended at least three separate prayer services. One of the attendees was a student who had been shot during the attack and went to the vigil after being released from the hospital, according to the Detroit Free Press.

"This is the thing you read about on the news, that happens in other places," mourner, Kim Kozel, told the Press. "I don't think I've processed it yet."

Attendees throughout the vigils lit candles from the same flame and tried to help the community come together.

Gov. Whitmer orders flags at half-staff across Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered flags to be flown at half-staff across her state after the Oxford High School shooting.

"As we mourn alongside the Oxford community, the flags will be lowered across the state." Gretchen reiterated on Twitter. "Please keep these families in your hearts, and hold your kids a little tighter tonight."

She also echoed similar sentiments from an earlier press conference, calling the shooting "every parent's worst nightmare."

Gun control groups comment on shooting

A number of gun control groups commented on the Oxford High School shooting, calling for stronger gun legislation.

"We're afraid of being shot," tweeted the student-led March For Our Lives, founded in the aftermath of the 2018 Parkland shooting. "Every day we go to school. Every day we get on the bus or train. Every day we go to the park. Every day we live. We're afraid of being shot."

Shannon Watts, the founder of gun control coalition Moms Demand Action, tweeted a similar sentiment.

"This isn't happening in any other high income country. No other nation would tolerate this," Watts tweeted. "We don't have to either."

The parent group of Moms Demand Action, Everytown, also released a statement that was retweeted by the Democratic Party.

"Our hearts are with all those impacted by yet another act of horrific gun violence in this country," the group tweeted. "Our kids shouldn't have to fear being shot—at school, or anywhere else."

NRA tweets chart excluding handguns, doesn't mention shooting

The National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted a chart of weapons that claimed to "expose the anti-gun left." The tweet did not mention the shooting at Oxford High School.

The chart also notably listed murder by rifles, hands, and knives, but not handguns - the type of weapon used in Tuesday's attack.

"This is proof that the CRIMINAL IS THE PROBLEM. Not the inanimate object," the tweet continued.

Backlash came quickly on the platform, with many users responding that handguns were by far the leading cause of death among murder victims in the United States, with over 8,000 in 2020.

Sheriff refuses to say how suspect smuggled gun into school

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office would not answer a question from a reporter inquiring as to how the Oxford gunman smuggled a firearm into the school.

Undersheriff Michael McCabe stated that they were aware of the tactics used to bring the gun into the school, but did not want to make them public. "We know, but I'm not going to say that right now," McCabe said.

While there is only one entry point into the school once classes start, the building does not have metal detectors, nor do they require bag searches. However, the size of students' bags is limited.

Additionally, Superintendent Tim Thorne was unaware of the school having any prior discussions about installing metal detectors.

Officials believe shooting suspect acted alone

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office stated that they believe the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting had acted alone.

The information was relayed by Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe, who added that the unnamed 15-year-old suspect was the sole perpetrator in the attack that killed three people.

Additionally, the suspect has continually refused to cooperate with law enforcement, according to the sheriff's office.

Gov. Whitmer calls school shooting "every parent's worst nightmare"

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave remarks on the Oxford High School shooting that killed three students.

"This is a uniquely American problem that we need to address at this juncture," Whitmer told reporters during an evening press conference.

Overcome with emotion, Whitmer then added that the shooting was "every parent's worst nightmare."

However, Whitmer also stated that it was not an appropriate time to talk about new gun control measures.

"I think it's too early to talk about policies that may need to change as a result of this," Whitmer said. "We're relying on law enforcement to share information as it is available, but at this point, I think we need to focus on the tragedy."

Police say they had no knowledge of prior threats from suspect

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters that law enforcement was not aware of any prior threats from the Oxford High School shooting suspect.

"We're hearing all kinds of rumors about warning signs, but we are not aware of any warnings," McCabe stated during a press conference, adding that he had faith that the school would have informed the police about any potential threats.

"If there were [prior threats], I've got to believe [the school] would have told us," McCabe continued.

The undersheriff also urged people to not be gullible to shooting-related postings on social media, despite a number of rumors circulating online.

"There's all kinds of stuff out on social media. Please don't believe everything you hear," McCabe added.

One social media post allegedly referred to the suspect telling people not to come to school on the day of the shooting, but law enforcement did not corroborate this as being true.

Oxford High School classes halted in wake of shooting

Police are calling the deadly shooting a "fairly large crime scene" as forensics and detectives are still investigating.

Classes will not take place tomorrow.

The undersheriff also stated that they did three sweeps through the high school to check for more victims.

There's no update on when classes will resume at this time.

Suspect advised by parents not to speak to police

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said the suspected shooter was in class Tuesday and is now in police custody.

He said authorities are executing a search warrant at the suspect's house and have talked with his parents.

McCabe added that the suspect's parents went to the police station and told their son not to speak to investigators, as it's his constitutional right.

Police need permission from parents to speak with a juvenile, McCabe added.

Sheriff gives update on school shooting victims

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department gave an update on the victims of the Oxford High School shooting during a press conference.

A total of 11 people were shot by the suspect, according to law enforcement. Of those 11, three people, all juveniles, were killed by the shooter.

The three deceased victims were a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female, officials said.

Among the eight that were injured, officials stated that six of them were in stable condition while the last two remained in surgery.

The sheriff stated that he would give an additional press conference at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday night as more information became available.

President Biden briefed on Oxford High School shooting

President Joe Biden was briefed about the shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden was told about the shooting by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan ahead of his remarks at Dakota County Technical College in Minnesota Tuesday.

"The traveling team will remain in close touch with the team back at the White House and provide regular updates to the President as new information surfaces," Psaki said.

During his speech, Biden expressed his condolences.

"My heart goes out to the families and the unimaginable grief they must be in from losing a loved one," he said. "That whole community must be in a state of shock right now."

Oxford High School does not have metal detectors, bag searches

Oxford High School had several safety measures in place when the active shooter incident occurred Tuesday.

Once school begins, there is only one point of entry that requires a person to be "buzzed in" to enter the building, WDIV reported.

Additionally, classrooms doors can be locked from the inside.

While the school does not check bags, the size of bags is limited.

Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Thorne said he could not answer a reporter who asked why the school did not have metal detectors. He did not believe there had been discussions about metal detectors in the past.

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said authorities knew how the suspected shooter brought the weapon into the school but would not disclose that information to the public at this time.

Oakland County Sheriff to hold another press conference

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is expected to hold another press briefing at 5:00 p.m. local time.
The Oxford High School Superintendent will also update families on the protocol for students for tomorrow.

Photos of students reunited with parents following school shooting

Photographer Eric Seals shared images from the moment evacuated students from Oxford High School were reunited with their parents following a school shooting.

Hospital near Oxford High School under lockdown

McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan was placed on lockdown, WDIV reports.

While it is not confirmed by officials, the reporter believes some of the victims from the Oxford High School shooting were transported to this hospital.

The hospital was put on lockdown, meaning security officials at the trauma unit entrance are not allowing visitors into the building.

WDIV also reported that an FBI official was seen at the hospital.

High School Shooting Lasted 5 Minutes, Police Say

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office they received reports of an active shooter around 12:51 p.m. local time.

Approximately 100 calls were made about the now deadly shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a suburb about 40 miles north of Detroit.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McGabe stated "the whole thing lasted 5 minutes".

McGabe added that the 15-year-old fired 15-20 shots during the incident.
A semi-automatic hand gun was recovered and the suspect's name still has not been released.

Shooting suspect surrendered without issue

The shooting suspect surrendered to Oakland Sheriff deputies without issue, Undersheriff Michael McCabe said during a press briefing.

While this is an active investigation, McCabe believes the suspect acted alone and was not injured during the incident. Law enforcement officials are also still investigating a possible motive.

Officials said 25 law enforcement agencies responded to the incident and about 60 ambulances were employed.

Suspect in custody is 15-year-old student

The shooting suspect in police custody is a 15-year-old male student. He is a sophomore at Oxford High School.

Deputies apprehended the suspect within five minutes of receiving the 911 call.

McCabe said the suspect used a semi-automatic handgun to fire multiple shots in the school but there

Deputies are conducting a third search of the school to search for any remaining victims.

Three students died in active shooting incident

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe confirmed three victims have died. He said all three deceased victims were students.

There are six other people wounded, including one teacher.

WATCH: Emergency vehicles rush to active shooter situation

News footage shows emergency vehicles rushing to the scene at Oxford High School following reports of an active shooter around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Oakland County Sheriff's Department to provide update soon

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department is expected to provide an update on the Oxford High School shooting.

Law enforcement officials will hold a press conference at 2:45 p.m.

Students, staff being 'systematically' evacuated, scene is secured

The Oxford school district confirmed there was an active shooter at the high school but note the Oakland Sheriff's Office has secured the scene.

Students and faculty are "systematically" being evacuated from the school. Students who have their own means of transportation were allowed to leave on their own.

Other schools in the district were also put on lockdown, as per protocol. The district said other schools are not in any danger.

Parents advised to pick up evacuated students at secondary location

Parents are asked not to come to Oxford High School. Parents are encouraged to pick up evacuated students at Meijer on N. Lapeer Road, WXYZ Detroit reports.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said they are conducting a secondary search for any additional victims.

Suspect in custody, multiple victims, undersheriff says

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe confirms that police responded to an active shooter at Oxford High School.

"We have one suspected shooter is in custody along with a handgun," McCabe said in an email. "We do not believe there are any other at this time."

He said there are "multiple victims," between four and six, but no confirmed fatalities at this time.


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