Everyone is shocked by the horrific incident in Michigan high school. A teenager shot 4 students in an open fire on Thursday. Ethan Crumbley, a 15-year-old student of Michigan high school is a suspect accused of the alleged crime. His parents are now facing the charges of involuntary manslaughter for the alleged crime.
According to Karen McDonald, Oakland County prosecutor, James, and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teenage boy, are equal participants in his alleged crime.
He said while giving an interview in the press conference “While the shooter was the one who entered the high school and pulled the trigger, there are other individuals who contributed to the events on November 30 and it is my intention to hold them accountable as well,”
According to the county prosecutor, James Crumbley purchased the gun- 9mm Sig Sauer pistol, the weapon used for the alleged crime, in the presence of his son from a fireman store on Black Friday. The fact is confirmed by the employee of the said store.
After purchasing the gun, the teenage boy posted the picture of the said gun on social media with a caption “just got my new beauty today [heart emoji] sig Sauer 9mm any questions I will answer,”
McDonald further revealed that the very next day, Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of a teen, made a post on social media that stated “mom and son day testing out his new Christmas present.”
On November 21, almost a week before the incident, one of the teachers at Oxford High School had observed that Ethan Crumbley was surfing google for ammunition on his mobile in the mid of the class. The said teacher reported the occurrence to administrators.
The administrators tried to contact the teen’s mother via phone and email as well. However, his mother never bothered to reply or contact the authorities.
Then on the morning of the incident, one of Ethan’s teachers saw a frightening note on his desk. The note included sketches of a semi-automatic handgun, a bullet, and a person being shot twice with the phrases “the thoughts won’t stop, help me,” “blood everywhere,” “my life is useless” and “the world is dead” written throughout, according to McDonald.
After the said observation, the school authorities immediately called the teen’s parents and told them the entire incident. They further showed him the drawing made by Ethan but the few portions of the drawings were scratched beforehand. The authorities further recommended that they bring their son to the counselling sessions with 48 hours.
However, they did not take the matter seriously. They told the authorities that it would not be a good idea to take the Ethen at that point in time. They left the school without him.
After his parents left the building, he returned to his classroom and after a few hours, he took out the alleged gun from his school bag and started open firing.
When the news became viral, Ethan’s mother text him “Ethan, don’t do it,”
After fifteen minutes of the horrific incident, the father of the teen called 911 to file a complaint about the alleged gun missing from his house. His father further stated that his son might be the shooter.
When the investigations took place, it came to the light that James Crumbley stored the Sig Sauer 9mm gun unlocked in his bedroom in a drawer.
Further, after the said horrific incident, his mother texted him a shocking message. She texted-“Lol I’m not mad at you, you have to learn not to get caught.”
Investigations also revealed that James is the owner of the recovered gun used in the crime.
McDonald said “Gun ownership is a right and with that right comes great responsibility,”
The investigation team also found a video which Ethan recorded on the night before the shooting. he was talking about killing the students at Oxford High School.
Now, Ethan Crumbley is charged with 12 counts of possession for arm and ammunition in the commission, seven counts of assault for the intention of murder, four counts of first-degree murder, and one count of terrorism-causing death for the murder of 15-year-old Justin Shilling, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 16-year-old Tate Myre, and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin.
James and Jennifer Crumbley, his parents are also charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald.