- Ethan Crumbley is accused of opening fire on students at Oxford High School with a premeditated intent to kill.
- The 15-year-old is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and will be held in isolation while he awaits trial.
- Authorities say they recovered videos and a journal where he discussed his intent to kill.
The 15-year-old charged with murdering four students at a Michigan high school will be held in isolation at a facility for adults, a judge ruled the suspect’s arraignment on Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced that she was charging the teenager, Ethan Crumbley, with four counts of first-degree murder. Crumbley is accused of opening fire on students at Oxford High School with a premeditated intent to kill.
At his arraignment, authorities said they recovered two videos on his cell phone made the night before the incident where he talked about killing students the next day. They also found a journal in his backpack where he wrote about murdering his classmates.
Prosecutors asked that Crumbley be placed in isolation at an adult detention facility, a request granted by 52nd District Court Judge Nancy Carniak.
Carniak said it was best to “err on the side of caution” and keep Crumbley separated from other juveniles. His only contact in the adult facility will be with members of law enforcement.
At the arraignment, Carniak asked if Crumbley had any questions pertaining to the process and his right to a court-appointed attorney.
“No, your honor,” Crumbley responded.
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