Accused In the hours before the murderous spree, Ethan Crumbley, the shooter at Oxford High School, was taken into the school by his parents because of his “behaviour in the classroom.”
Crumbley and his parents were brought into the school on Tuesday to meet with administrators, just a few hours before he allegedly committed the shootings that left four students dead and seven others wounded, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
Crumbley and his parents were first approached by school officials on Monday, and they were hauled into the school on Tuesday to meet with administrators, Bouchard said.
According to Bouchard, who spoke at a news conference, “we were also informed that the school had some knowledge or had some type of communication with the school.”
According to him, “we have subsequently found that the school did make contact with the student both the day before and the day of the shooting because of conduct in the classroom that they considered to be disturbing.”
As a matter of fact, parents were brought into school on the morning of the incident and were given the opportunity to speak with administrators. “Of course, the substance of the meeting will be considered as part of the enquiry.”
Crumbley was charged with several charges of first-degree murder, terrorism, assault, and possession of firearms, according to Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald, who made the announcement.
He was arraigned later in the day and taken from a juvenile detention centre to the Oakland County Jail, which houses an adult detention centre, according to prosecutors.
Bouchard said that school administrators informed investigators that there was no record of Crumbley ever being harassed, despite claims from other pupils that he had been singled out for harassment.
According to the sheriff, there was no evidence that Crumbley had ever been expelled from school or had any disciplinary concerns in the previous years.
However, during Crumbley’s appearance in Michigan’s 52nd District Court later on Wednesday, attorney Nadine Hatten said that she had represented Crumbley “on a juvenile case,” but did not define what that matter was.
Crumbley, who appeared by video connection, was seen wearing a Kevlar vest, glasses, and a surgical mask as he leant over a table in the courtroom.
A deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office informed the court that Crumbley had recorded himself the day before the shootings and had a notebook in his bag, which showed he had planned the attack, but did not offer any other information.