- The alleged shooter, Ethan Crumbley, faces four charges of first-degree murder.
- Prosecutors are also considering charges against Crumbley’s parents.
- “How many times does this have to happen?” Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald asked Wednesday.
The suspected Oxford High School shooter who police say killed four students and injured several more on Tuesday has been identified as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, authorities announced on Wednesday.
“There is a mountain of digital evidence,” Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said at a press conference, noting that several social media accounts connected to the alleged shooter have been taken down. “We are confident it was premeditated.”
Crumbley has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, indicating that prosecutors believe the victims were targeted, as well as a terrorism-related charge. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday evening.
In addition to the four dead — Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17 — several other students and a teacher were injured in Tuesday’s shooting at the Michigan high school.
“We have to do better,” McDonald said. “How many times does this have to happen? We have become desensitized to school shootings.”
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