By Li Lucy Brandt
A 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, is accused of a shooting at his school Tuesday afternoon, killing four students and injuring eight others and a teacher.
While more than 100 calls to 911 were made, police rushed to Oxford High School around noon, arresting the shooter within minutes of their arrival. The four students killed with it were 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Justin Shilling and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin. One of the injured teachers was released from the hospital Tuesday, while the other seven had to stay overnight.
The 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting had only been bought four days before by the father of the boy. There had been rumors about a planned school shooting on social media the days before, that authorities only found out about after starting investigations. Oakland County Sheriff
Michael Bouchard stressed the importance of bringing up rumors like this to the police before anything could possibly happen.
The parents of the 15-year-old suspect do not want their son to talk to the police. He invoked his right to silence and asked for an attorney. Tuesday night police were issuing a search warrant for the suspect’s house, which was granted instantly. The boy is currently being held at Children’s Village on homicide and attempted homicide. His name has not been released to the public yet.