Michigan: Three People Killed in a School Shooting
Wednesday, 01-December-2021 21:00
OXFORD, NETRALNEWS.COM - A 15-year-old student has opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, killing three colleagues at Oxford High School in Michigan, and wounding eight people Tuesday, November 30.
Police said the teenager had been arrested immediately.
Those who lost their lives were girls aged 14 and 17 and a boy aged 16, Sheriff Deputy Michael McCabe said, as reported by Reuters.
The motive for the shooting was not yet known, authorities said.
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One of the teachers was injured, while the other victims were students at Oxford High School in Oxford, about 65 kilometers north of Detroit, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.
Two of the injured had surgery and the other six were in stable condition, McCabe said.
The suspected shooter was a sophomore at the school and is believed to have committed the act alone, McCabe said.
The suspect was caught without a fight after firing 15 to 20 shots, McCabe added.
"The whole incident lasted five minutes," he said.
The suspect did not provide any information to police and he demanded his right to an attorney after his parents advised him not to speak, McCabe said.
Abbey Hodder, a 15-year-old student, told the Detroit Free Press newspaper about Tuesday's shooting.
She said she was in the chemistry classroom when they heard the sound of glass breaking.
"My teacher was like running outside and moving in a hurry," Hodder said.
"The next thing I knew was, I saw him closing the tables. It's part of the school protocol for barricades, so we knew, barricades, build barricades. Then we all started to close the tables."
McCabe praised the high school's alertness in dealing with shooting incidents and carrying out an orderly evacuation.
US President Joe Biden has been briefed by National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan of the shooting, White House spokesman Jan Psaki told reporters.
The latest shooting at a US school is likely to rekindle the debate over gun control and mental health care.
Many states make it easy for their citizens to own a firearm, while people with mental health disorders often do not receive treatment, as reported by Antara.
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