Oxford High School: Michigan shooting could have been avoided, prosecutor says
“I’m certainly not suggesting that parents should be prosecuted for every wrongdoing by a child,” McDonald told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. “But in this case, you can’t look at their actions and say that they had no reason to believe that there was real concern about an act of violence.”
Four students were killed: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17. Six other students and a teacher were shot and wounded.
Warning signs were missed
“Obviously, something should have been done, and there was the opportunity to do something that could have prevented this horrific tragedy,” he said.
But spotting red flags can sometimes be a challenge for schools, Chris Dorn, senior analyst at the nonprofit campus security organization Safe Havens International, told CNN on Monday, because “educators are not designed to seek danger, to seek out the next active shooter. Their job is to educate and raise the children. “
Smith praised “the courage of these children in this community,” saying her daughter and friends hope to return to school.
“It just speaks of their character. It’s amazing to me,” he said. “We just have to – as parents and as a community and as a state – not only to make them feel safe, but to make sure that they are safe now so that they can do so.”
In a Sunday letter to the school community, Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne said a plan to reopen the district includes a “soft opening” with a law enforcement presence as well as clinicians trained to support students and staff.
Primary schools and a few selected programs will be back on Friday for half a day and December 13 for full days.
He added that it will be “some time before the school is ready to serve as an educational setting again.”
“Obviously, we hope the school district cares as much about the safety of its students as it is about protecting it from liability,” said Nessel. “We’re going to talk to parents and students in Oxford and see what they want to see happen, and I’m sure they will make their feelings known about our offer being rejected.”
CNN has contacted Oxford Community Schools for comment.
As the timeline investigation continues, the Crumbleys are being held in the Oakland County Jail.
Male and female populations are also separated, Bouchard said.
Crumbley knows his parents are in detention, according to Paulette Michel Loftin, Crumbley’s court-appointed lawyer.
Ethan Crumbley’s next court date is December 13 and will be on Zoom, Loftin said. This court proceeding will set a date for Crumbley’s next court appearance and preliminary examination, during which prosecutors are expected to give even more evidence and the judge will decide to continue the trial.
Search warrant issued following the arrest of Crumbley
Authorities seized “several digital devices” from Andrzej Sikora’s home, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
Sikora is cooperative, Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Michael G. McCabe told CNN. He and his attorney, Clarence Dass, voluntarily visited the sheriff’s office on Monday where Sikora was questioned for 90 minutes.
“Mr. Sikora fully cooperated and answered all questions from the police,” said a statement from Dass. “Mr. Sikora didn’t help the Crumbleys escape law enforcement, didn’t know there was an arrest warrant against them, and didn’t know they were in his art studio. at the time of their arrest. He has not been charged with any crime, and will continue to assist law enforcement officials in their quest for justice. “
Dass told CNN on Sunday his client knew the Crumbleys were using his workspace, but he “didn’t really know what was going on” and didn’t know the couple “had active warrants” when they were discovered then stopped, adding that Sikora “got roped in.”
A statement from the sheriff’s office said the warrant was executed “immediately after questioning”, and the main question for investigators “is what and when did Sikora know”.
CNN’s Sonia Moghe, Carolyn Sung, Mark Morales, Artemis Moshtaghian, Kiely Westhoff, Tina Burnside, Amir Vera, Ralph Ellis, Satyam Kaswala and Zachary Slater contributed to this report.