December 1, 2021 – In Breaking News – CNN
School bells were replaced by police sirens Tuesday after a shooting at Michigan’s Oxford High School left four students dead.
Six other students and a teacher were wounded by gunfire, and a 15-year-old suspect is in custody, authorities said.
The suspect, who has not been identified by police, is being held at a juvenile detention facility.
The attack was the deadliest US school shooting since eight students and two teachers were slain in May 2018 at Texas’ Santa Fe High School, according to a CNN tally.
(Michigan officials provide an update on the Oxford High School shooting after confirming a fourth student has died. The suspected shooter was taken into custody Tuesday, but police say he has refused to cooperate with them. Courtesy of CBS News and YouTube. Posted on Dec. 1, 2021.)
There have been 48 shootings this year on K-12 campuses, 32 of them since August 1.
Here’s what we know about Tuesday’s mass shooting:
How the incident unfolded
Deputies were dispatched to the school at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said, noting that more than a hundred 911 calls were placed.
As police were swarming the campus, students and staff began barricading doors and hiding in classrooms.
Law enforcement officers quickly entered the building and had the suspect in custody within three minutes of their arrival, the sheriff said.
Once the suspect encountered the officers, he put his hands up and they took a gun from him before placing him in custody.
(We’re learning more about the three teens who were killed in a mass shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday. 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, and 16-year-old Tate Myre were all killed. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has disclosed a fourth victim has died as a result of their injuries. Courtesy of WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7 and YouTube. Posted on Dec 1, 2021.)
The weapon deputies said was used in the shooting, a 9MM Sig Sauer SP2022 semiautomatic pistol, was purchased by the suspect’s father on Friday, four days before the shootings at the school, Bouchard said.
Two 15-round magazines were found at the scene, and the gun had seven rounds of ammunition, Bouchard said.
Investigators recovered more than 30 shell casings, said the sheriff, who’d earlier said at least a dozen rounds were fired.
“We believe he fired at least 30 shots,” he said.
An Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the school helped take the suspect into custody, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said.
Continue reading… Authorities look for motive with 15-year-old Michigan high school shooting suspect in custody. Here’s what we know
Authorities are requesting:
Individuals cease to post rumors on social media
That the families of the victims be left in peace to begin to process this tragic loss, and
That anyone with information on the suspect, or what may have happened to please call the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4911.
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