CRIME

Student kills 3, wounds 6 at Michigan high school; dad of suspect bought the gun

Nov 30, 2021, 12:14 PM | Updated: 8:46 pm
The main entrance view of Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan. Photo: Wikipedia Commons...
The main entrance view of Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The 9mm Sig Sauer used to kill 3 people and wound eight others at a Michigan high was bought by the 15-year-old suspect’s dad on Nov. 26, authorities say.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said late Tuesday that the suspect had practiced shooting with the gun and posted pictures of it and the target. Bouchard said he did not know why the boy’s father bought the gun.

Bouchard said several students from the shooting remain in critical condition, including 14-year-old on ventilator.

Authorities have said they are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire Tuesday at his Michigan high school, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities said.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he didn’t know what the assailant’s motives were for the attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.

Officers responded at around 12:55 p.m. to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter at the school, McCabe said. Authorities arrested the suspect at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips.

“Deputies confronted him, he had the weapon on him, they took him into custody,” McCabe said, declining to share more detail about the arrest.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the suspect or victims.

Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said he didn’t know yet know the victims’ names or whether their families had been contacted.

“I’m shocked. It’s devastating,” the shaken superintendent told reporters.

The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents.

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Student kills 3, wounds 6 at Michigan high school; dad of suspect bought the gun