What to Expect at Oxford Shooting Suspect Ethan Crumbley's Court Hearing Today

Ethan Crumbley, the suspect in last month's mass shooting at Oxford High School, is scheduled to appear for a hearing in a Michigan courtroom on Monday.

The 15-year-old is being held at Oakland County Jail in the deaths of four students and the shooting of seven other people on November 30. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced after his arrest that Crumbley would be tried as an adult for murder.

Crumbley's court hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. for a probable cause conference. McDonald will be present for the hearing, though Crumbley is expected to appear virtually.

Crumbley faces 24 charges: one count of terrorism causing death; four counts of first-degree murder; seven counts of assault with intent to murder; and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Authorities have identified the students killed during the shooting as Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17.

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This booking photo released by the Oakland County, Michigan, Sheriff's Office shows Ethan Crumbley, 15, who is charged with murder and terrorism in a shooting that killed four fellow students at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, on November 30. Crumbley is scheduled to make a court appearance for a probably cause hearing on Monday. Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP

School officials have said a teacher found a drawing on the morning of the shootings made by Crumbley that showed a gun and a bloody figure. A meeting was called with the accused shooter and his parents, and officials told the parents to give their son counseling.

McDonald said his parents did not want their son taken out of school that day, and he was permitted to stay.

A not guilty plea was entered on Crumbley's behalf during his arraignment on December 1, when he was denied bond.

Crumbley's court-appointed attorney, Paulette Michel Loftin, could seek a mental competency exam during Monday's hearing.

"I have to make sure my client understands every single piece of evidence that's going to be potentially against him, and that's my job as a defense attorney," Loftin told ABC-affiliated television station WXYZ-TV on December 8. "It's not as though I'm defending his actions. I'm defending him to make sure his rights are preserved."

Crumbley's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are scheduled to have a probable cause hearing Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. They are charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Ethan Crumbley's next court date is scheduled for December 20. That appearance is for a preliminary examination during which a judge would hear evidence and decide whether or not there's enough evidence to send Crumbley to trial. Should Loftin request and be granted a mental competency exam for her client, the case could be paused.

James and Jennifer Crumbley are scheduled to have a preliminary examination on December 21.

NBC affiliate WDIV-TV will stream Ethan Crumbley's court hearing live at 1:15 p.m.