Shooting at Michigan school: parents of perpetrator of shooting at Oxford institute arrested

James and Jennifer Crumbley were located this morning inside a Detroit (Michigan) warehouse, after the police received a warning from a citizen when they saw their vehicle.

“Yes, they are both in custody and are on their way to the Oakland County jail soon,” Mike McCabe, assistant police commissioner, said at a news conference early Saturday.

The couple were detained “without incident,” said Detroit Police Chief James White.

Although their attorneys had signaled the couple’s intention to turn themselves in to authorities, White stressed that the fact that they were “hiding in a warehouse” does not support that view.

This Friday, the prosecution charged the parents with involuntary manslaughter, for which they could receive a sentence of 15 years in prison, and shortly after the authorities recognized that they were missing.

The police reported that the weapon used in the shooting was bought by the father of the young man a day before the tragic event at the Oxford institute, the city in which they reside and located north of Detroit.

On Tuesday, her 15-year-old son, Ethan, walked into that school, where he was studying, with a backpack and headed to the bathrooms.

Shortly after, he came out with a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol in hand and began shooting students near the bathroom.

As a result of this shooting, four students died, two young people aged 16 and 17 and two girls aged 14 and 17, and seven other people were injured.

The prosecution charged the adolescent, who will be tried as an adult, with one count of terrorism, four of murder in the first degree, seven of assault with attempted murder and twelve for possession of a firearm. The young man pleaded not guilty and faces life in prison.

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