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Students killed in Michigan school shooting

Parents reunite with their children after a student opened fire at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., on Tuesday. Associated Press/Photo by Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Students killed in Michigan school shooting

Four students died and seven other people were injured when a person opened fire at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., roughly 40 miles north of Detroit, on Tuesday afternoon. Police said they took a male teenage suspect into custody without injury or resistance within five minutes of authorities arriving at the school. They also recovered a semi-automatic handgun and about 20 shell casings at the scene. Authorities identified those killed as 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 17-year-old Justin Shilling.

Do we know the motive yet? Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the suspect was not talking to investigators. They know that the boy’s father on Friday bought the 9 mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting. He didn’t know why the man bought the gun, which his son had been posting pictures of and practicing shooting. Treshan Bryant, a 12th grader, said he had heard vague threats “for a long time now” of a threatened school shooting, and he stayed home from school on Tuesday because he felt uneasy. Police will interview students to investigate whether there were prior warnings about a possible shooting

Dig deeper: From the archives, read Leigh Jones’ report in Schooled about school shooting statistics.

—WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.



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