By: Citlaly Castillo-Thoren
On Tuesday afternoon, November 30, a gunman entered Oxford High School and opened fire, injuring 10 students and a teacher. 4 students died from their injuries.
Security cameras showed 15-year-old suspect, Ethan Crumberly walking in the bathroom and exiting with a firearm, moments after he got out of a conference with school staff and parents about his “concerning behavior”.
Shorty after he exited the bathroom, he walked down the hallway pointing the gun and shot students.
The suspect surrendered when cops approached him.
The teen had a permit to legally hold and fire a gun in certain locations, like private property and the gun range. He used a semi automatic handgun, or a 9mm Sig Sauer SP2022 pistol, that his dad bought on Black Friday.
The superintendent put out a statement video that is 12 minutes long. First he apologized to the families who lost loved ones from the shooting. Then, he goes on to say that the schools will not be able to reopen for weeks. “This school is a wreck. It’s a war zone,” Superintendent Throne said.
Ethan has been charged with 24 felonies, including four counts of murder, and one count of terrorism. He is being charged as an adult.
The parents of Ethan are facing charges of four counts of homicide, and involuntary manslaughter. Many sources say that the school or his parents could have prevented the shooting. Moments after the school announced there was an active shooter in the school, Ethan’s mom texted him: “Please Ethan don’t do this.”
James Crumley And Jennifer Crumley pled not guilty to the charges against them. After their son did the shooting, they left town. They said they were unaware of the scheduled arraignment time and said they weren’t fleeing prosecution.