Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has become the fourth student to die from a school shooting in Michigan.
The Oakland County sheriff’s office identified the teen Wednesday as Justin Shilling.
The shooting occurred Tuesday at Oxford High School in Oakland County.
The suspect remains in custody.
Seven other people were wounded, some critically, including a 14-year-old girl who was placed on a ventilator after surgery.
Original Story (11/30/21):
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital.
Eight other people were wounded, some critically.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says investigators are still trying to determine a motive for Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School.
He says the shooter isn’t talking.
The boy’s father had bought the semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting on Friday, Bouchard said, adding that he did not know why.
The three students who were killed were 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin.
Officers responded at around 12:55 p.m. to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter at the school, Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.
Authorities arrested the suspect at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips.
“Deputies confronted him, he had the weapon on him, they took him into custody,” McCabe said, declining to share more detail about the arrest.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the suspect or victims.
Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said he didn’t know yet know the victims’ names or whether their families had been contacted.
“I’m shocked. It’s devastating,” the shaken superintendent told reporters.
The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents.