Three students were killed and eight other people were injured in a shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday, officials said (Detroit WDIV NBC Affiliate). YouTube Tips ⓘ
A 17 year-old male died Wednesday, December 1, 2021, one day after 11 people were shot and three of those people died on Tuesday. The 17 year-old male that died may have been initially described as a 15 year-old male on Tuesday.
Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters and paramedics from Oxford Michigan Fire Department responded about 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to multiple reports of a shooting at Oxford High School, 745 North Oxford Road in Oxford, Michigan.
On the day of the shooting, 3 students were killed, and 8 people were injured by the shooter.
A 16 year-old student and star football player, Tate Myre, who was shot when he tried to disarm the shooter, died a short time later in a police car during transport to the hospital.
High school students Hana St. Juliana, age 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, age 17, were also killed on Tuesday.
Justin Shilling, age 17, died late Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021.
Among the eight people that were injured and survived Tuesday, there were seven students and one teacher with gunshot wounds, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
INJURY LIST TUESDAY
Victim #4 is a 15 year-old male in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.
Victim #5 is a 14 year-old male in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the jaw and head.
Victim #6 is a 17 year-old female is stable with a gunshot wound to the neck.
Victim #7 is a 15 year-old male with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
Victim #8 is a 17 year-old male with a gunshot wound to the hip.
Victim #9 is a 47 year-old teacher that was discharged from the hospital with an apparent grazing gunshot wound to the left shoulder.
Victim #10 is a 14 year-old in critical condition on a ventilator after surgery for gunshot wounds to the chest and neck.
Victim #11 is a 17 year-old female in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.
There were multiple non-life-threatening injuries related to the rush of evacuating from the school building.
Dr. Tressa Gardner, DO of McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan described a partnership with law enforcement that included activation of a trauma team, establishment of incident command, shutting surgeries down, opening of OR suites, calling in backup surgical teams, activating the ICU, and calling in additional nursing staffing.
A deputy was assigned to help each family of the victims.
A school shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan left three high school students dead and eight others injured. The three victims were identified as 16-year-old Tate Myre, who died inside a patrol car while deputies were taking him to the hospital, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Rumors regarding threats of a mass shooting at Oxford High School were circulating before the incident occurred, according to statements from parents and students, and posts on social media. Responding to the rumors, some students decided to stay home on the day the shooting occurred. Earlier in November 2021, a series of vandalism incidents involving graffiti and a severed head of a deer were discovered at the Oxford High School campus beginning November 4, 2021. A suspect was immediately identified from security camera images and the suspect was located by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Principal Steve Wolf had said there was no present threat of danger at Oxford High School, according to The Oxford Leader. However, the principal’s statement may have been referring to an incident that was not connected to the November 30, 2021 shooting. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said that the deer head incident had nothing to do with today.
In a press conference Tuesday, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the sheriff’s office was not made aware of any credible threats prior to the shooting. He also asked that any information (talking, posting, writing, anything) connected to suspicious activity should be forwarded to the sheriff’s office so the sheriff’s office can investigate and work on an intervention if necessary. Sheriff Bouchard stated that tips are not a burden. He said the first line of prevention is open communication.
The high school has 1800 students enrolled.
Within two to three minutes of arrival of the sheriff’s deputies
100 law enforcement officers arrived, then another 200 law enforcement officer arrived.
The suspect was armed with a 9 mm Sig Sauer SP2022 The gun was loaded and still contained seven rounds of ammunition. The suspect was coming down the hall when the deputies took the weapon from him.
The deputies then worked to search for any other possible offenders and to evacuate and treat the injured victims alongside their partner fire service agencies. Uninjured students and staff were also evacuated. Internal and external command posts were established, and an internal and external perimeter was also established.
FBI bomb squad was called to assist to inspect a bag that turned out to be a bag that was probably used to hold the suspects weapon and ammunition.
The suspect is described as 15 year-old male sophomore — a resident of Oxford Village. He was not injured, and was lodged at Children’s Village. The suspect is charged with homicide and attempted homicide, and will be tried as an adult. The suspect initially was refusing to speak with police. Parents of the shooter were in a meeting at Oxford High School before the shooting occurred.
The gun used at the Oxford High Shooting was purchased along with three 15-round magazines by the boy’s father on November 26, 2021. At least 12 rounds were fired according to casings found on the ground.
Two magazines were collected along with the gun, and the third magazine was believed to be somewhere on the campus. The suspect’s phone was seized.
The sheriff’s office is also investigating any possible trail of tips or rumors that were communicated before the shooting. Sheriff Bouchard also said investigators will be doing a deep dive into social media to search for clues.
Sheriff Bouchard confirmed that students barricaded themselves inside classrooms as trained.
Video in a classroom purported by news sources to be the shooter posing as a sheriff’s deputy was actually capturing the voice of a law enforcement officer. News reports described that a cell phone video showed that the shooter attempted to lure students out of a barricaded classroom by identifying himself as a sheriff’s deputy. According to Sheriff Michael Bouchard, the voice behind the door was probably a plainclothes detective, and was not the shooter.
NOT TRUE: Cellphone video posted to social media showed students hiding for their lives behind a barricaded door of a classroom in a Michigan high school, as the shooter pretended to be a sheriff’s deputy and urged the students to come out into a hallway. YouTube Tips ⓘ
PRESS CONFERENCE UPDATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON …
Updated of rounds possessed by shooter, the finding of the third magazine, the victims’ hospital statuses, and the death of one additional victim.
The Oakland County sheriff holds a second news conference Wednesday afternoon regarding the Tuesday, Nov. 30 Oxford High School shooting in Michigan (Press conference by Washington Post begins at 1:27:54). YouTube Tips ⓘ
See also coverage from The Oxford Leader …
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