A shooter opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan. According to initial findings, he killed at least three students, and six other people – including a teacher – were wounded by gunfire. This was announced by the Oakland County Sheriff’s office. The alleged perpetrator is a 15-year-old student at Oxford High School north of the metropolis of Detroit. It was said that he was arrested.
The police had confiscated a handgun. The suspect asked for a lawyer and did not comment on any motive for the crime. A police spokesman said it was “a very tragic situation”. The suspect was caught within five minutes of the first emergency call, which was received at 12:51 p.m. (local time / 6:51 p.m. CET). He did not offer any resistance.
The alleged shooter is a tenth grader of the school. He fired a total of more than 20 shots, while the emergency centers received more than 100 desperate calls. After the massacre, many stunned students left school, some cried and others huddled.
Senator Rosemary Bayer issued a statement shortly after the shooting, describing the incident as “appalling”. “The news of today’s shooting at Oxford High School is just appalling,” she tweeted. In addition to the already difficult situation with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our students now also have to face this traumatic situation in a place that should be a safe place for students and growth.