Student Kills 3 After Weeks of School Shooting Rumors
In Michigan, a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding eight others, including a teacher.
Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe identified the three students killed at Oxford High School in Oxford Township as a 16-year-old boy and two girls, ages 14 and 17. Two others were undergoing surgery at 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, and the remaining six victims were in stable condition.
Authorities say they received a flurry of 911 calls shortly before 1 p.m. about a shooting at the high school in the community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles north of Detroit.
According to McCabe, deputies apprehended the suspect without incident within five minutes of arriving at the school. The suspect’s parents visited him and advised their son not to cooperate with investigators.
Robin Redding said her son, Treshan Bryant, is a 12th grader at Oxford High School but stayed home on Tuesday. She said he’d heard threats of a shooting.
“This couldn’t be just random,” she said.
Redding didn’t elaborate on the specifics of what Bryant had heard, but she expressed general concern about school safety.
“Kids just, like they’re just mad at each other at this school,” she said.
Bryant said he texted several younger cousins in the morning, and they said they didn’t want to go to school, and he got a bad feeling. He asked his mom if he could do his assignments online.
Bryant said he had heard vague threats “for a long time now” about plans for a shooting at the school.
“You’re not supposed to play about that,” he said of the threats. “This is real life.”
We will continue to follow this developing story.