Judge: No bond for Michigan teen charged in school shooting
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teenager has been charged with murder, terrorism and other charges for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan’s Oxford High School. Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday, a few hours after authorities reported the death of a fourth teen from the school in southeastern Michigan.
Crumbley is charged as an adult.
The shooting occurred Tuesday, about 30 miles north of Detroit in Oakland County.
Investigators say Crumbley was armed with a semi-automatic handgun purchased last week by his father.
According to Sheriff Mike Bouchard, the parents of Ethan Crumbley had been summoned to the school before the violence. Bouchard wouldn’t discuss details of the behavior school officials were concerned about. His comments Wednesday came after Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald announced charges against Crumbley.
McDonald did not reveal a possible motive for Tuesday’s violence at Oxford High School and declined to comment when pressed about whether she believed the victims were specifically targeted. But she said the shooting was premeditated, based in part on a “mountain of digital evidence.”
It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney who could comment.
Authorities say Crumbley recorded video night before violence in which he discussed killing students. The revelation was made by Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Willis during a court hearing for Ethan Crumbley. Willis made the comments shortly before Crumbley was to be arraigned. Authorities have not revealed a possible motive for the violence.
A judge has ordered Crumbley to be moved from a juvenile facility to a county jail. Crumbley will be held without bond on charges of murder, attempted murder, terrorism causing death and gun crimes. He has been held in a juvenile facility since Tuesday’s shooting that killed four students and injured seven other people.
Judge Nancy Carniak said during Crumbley’s arraignment hearing Wednesday that she would “err on the side of caution” and approve Crumbley’s transfer. Crumbley’s defense attorneys had objected to the move.