Student Kills 4 in Michigan High School Shooting

Headline Roundup December 1st, 2021

A high school sophomore shot and killed four other students and wounded seven at a Michigan high school on Tuesday.

15-year old Ethan Crumbley was charged with murder and terrorism Wednesday in connection with the shooting at Oxford High School, roughly 30 miles north of Detroit. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said Tuesday that the suspect's parents told their son not to communicate with investigators. Sheriff Michael Bouchard added that on Friday, the suspect's father bought the handgun used in the shooting on Friday. One parent told the Associated Press that her son had heard threats of a shooting at Oxford High "for a long time now" and decided not to go to school Tuesday. No motive has been made public, but prosecutors say the shooting was premeditated.

News outlets across the spectrum highlighted the story prominently Wednesday. Some coverage from left-rated sources described the events in detail through the eyes of students and faculty who witnessed it. Some reports from right-rated outlets focused on the victims, including a junior football player who some outlets described as a hero. Coverage across the spectrum also focused on the suspect's parents, their involvement and a possible motive. Updated 12/1/21 at 5:29 pm ET with the charges and updated casualty toll.

From the Center

A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said.

Eight other people were wounded, some critically, including a 14-year-old girl who was placed on a ventilator after surgery. Investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School, located in a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.


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From the Right

Three Michigan high school students were shot and killed on Tuesday, including a "hero" 16-year-old, and eight other people were injured in a school shooting at Oxford High School. 

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard identified the three students who died as 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin.

Bouchard said that Myre died inside a patrol car as deputies rushed him to a hospital. 

"One of our deputies, due to the severity of wounds, loaded up one of the children in his car and sadly, that child died in the car," Bouchard...

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From the Left

The terror at Michigan's Oxford High School began with sounds of gunfire, yelling and an urgent message on the loudspeaker.

Then frightened students barricaded doors, phoned for help and picked up anything they could grab in case they needed to fight back.

Senior Aiden Page was in a classroom when he heard two gunshots Tuesday afternoon -- part of a rampage in which authorities say a sophomore killed three students and injured eight other people.

Just like in the active shooter drills they'd practiced, Page watched his teacher run in and lock the...

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