Authorities said that a fifteen-year-old boy killed three students and eight injured in a deadly high school shooting Tuesday afternoon at Oxford, Michigan. Police arrested the culprit after the incident. At a press conference, Mike McCabe, the Oakland County Undersheriff, said that he did not know the motives for the fatal attack at Oxford High School, a community of around twenty-two thousand people approximately forty-eight kilometers (thirty miles) north of Detroit.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was emotional speaking for the first time after the school shooting at Oxford High School that left 3 dead and 8 others injured. pic.twitter.com/9n8cMNIEcv
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) November 30, 2021
McCabe said police officers responded at about 12:55 pm to several 911 calls around an active shooter at the school. Security authorities arrested the teen at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and many clips. Further, he added that deputies tackled him, he had the weapon him, they took the culprit into custody. However, officials didn’t release the names of the victims and the suspect.
Furthermore, after the attack, the authorities placed the school on lockdown, with some kids protecting in locked classrooms while police officers searched the buildings. They were later taken to a neighboring Meijer grocery store. In addition, McCabe said that investigators would be looking through social media posts for any evidence of a likely terror motive.
How the Michigan Shooting Outspread
At a late Tuesday press conference, Bouchard gave some additional details about the shooting. On Friday, he said that law enforcement recovered a semi-automatic handgun from the suspect. in addition, the suspect father brings the 9MM Sig Sauer SP2022 pistol for his son. At the time of confiscation, the gun contained seven rounds. Law enforcement arrived at the spot within a few minutes of the incident when they received emergency calls about the shooting.
President Biden Send his Condolences for the Victims’ Families
Joe Biden, the President of the United States, said Tuesday that his heart goes out to the victims’ families of the school shooting in southeast Michigan. At the start of a speech in Minnesota, the president said that his team informed about the shooting after the tour. He learned about the incident in Michigan. Further, he added that his heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one.
My heart goes out to the families of all those in Oxford, Michigan experiencing the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one. I’m remaining in close touch with my team as new information about this tragic school shooting surfaces.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 30, 2021
Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser of Biden, briefed him on the incident. According to the statement of the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, the White House is also providing regular updates to Biden as he travels in Minnesota. Furthermore, she said that the traveling team would remain in touch with the White House team and provide the latest updates to the president.