A 15-year-old Oxford High school student armed with a semi-automatic handgun is accused of a shooting at his school on Tuesday afternoon. He killed three students and injured seven others and a teacher.
Those who were killed their name was: Hana St. Juliana, and she was 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Tate Myre, 16.
This incident unfolded in 5 minutes, and police said that the shooter was arrested by deputies who stopped him coming down a hall with a 9mm handgun with seven rounds of live ammunition, and the shooter was not injured.
Late Tuesday, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said the suspect’s father purchased the handgun just four days ago. The sheriff said he would not be identifying the juvenile at this time.
The teen was under suicide watch, County Executive David Coulter said Tuesday night, and Prosecutor Karen McDonald said she planned to issue “appropriate charges quickly” and that the community has her commitment and promise that she “will seek justice.”
Michael McCabe (Oakland Country undersheriff), who lives one and half-mile away from the school, said at a previous news conference it appeared the suspect worked alone. Investigators were interviewing students and scouring social media for clues to a motive.
Right now, it is uncleared that the suspect had targeted anyone. Some said that he was bullied.
At a 5 p.m. news conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called mass shootings a “uniquely American” problem that needs to be addressed. Later, responding to a reporter’s question about how she felt, her voice wavered.
Near tears, she added: “I think this is every parent’s worst nightmare.”
President Joe Biden said: “My heart goes out to the families that are enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one.”
We pray that those who lost their lives may rest in peace.