Three dead, several wounded in shooting at Michigan high school

A high-school teen fatally gunned down three students at their Michigan school Tuesday and wounded at least six more people in the rampage, authorities said.

Law enforcement said they responded to 911 calls reporting an active shooting at Oxford High School about 30 miles north of Detroit at 12:51 p.m., according to local media reports.

Dozens of police, fire, and EMS personnel work on the scene of a shooting at Oxford High Schoo
Dozens of police, fire, and EMS personnel work on the scene of the shooting at Oxford High School.
Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer's parking lot, where many students gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer’s parking lot, where many students gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School on Nov. 30, 2021.
A parent hugs a child as others come to pick up students from the Meijer store in Oxford, Mich
A parent hugs a child as others come to pick up students from the Meijer store in Oxford, Michigan.
At least three were killed and six were left injured during the Michigan school shooting.
At least three were killed and six were left injured during the Michigan school shooting.

Police said the alleged gunman, a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, was taken into custody within five minutes of the calls.

A semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

“We received over 100 911 calls to our dispatch,” Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a briefing at the scene. 

“The deputies took a suspect into custody within five minutes of the original 911 call,” McCabe said. “They recovered a handgun from the suspect. The suspect fired multiple shots. There’s multiple victims.”

Oxford High School shooting witness Isabel Flores
Oxford High School shooting witness Isabel Flores describes the chaotic scene in Michigan.
Michigan school shooting
Several people have been wounded and a suspected gunman is in custody following a shooting at a Michigan high school on Tuesday.
Michigan school shooting
Oxford High School Superintendent Tim Throne speaks to the media Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

Several people have been wounded and a suspected gunman is in custody.
The school was put in lockdown during the active shooting.

“It’s unfortunate that I have to report that we have three deceased victims right now who are all believed to be students,” he added. “We have six others that were shot. One was a school teacher.”

McCabe said the accused gunman asked for a lawyer and has refused to be questioned by investigators. 

shooter detained
The shooter was detained at the scene.
aerial scene
It is unclear if the victims were shot or suffered other injuries in the ordeal.

He said authorities are scouring social media for any clues as to the motive.

“As we learn the full details, my heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,” President Joe Biden said of the shooting on Tuesday. 

“You gotta know that that whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now,” he said.

The school had been placed on lockdown amid the carnage, according to an alert of an “active emergency” that was sent out to parents.

Students were later taken to a nearby grocery store, where they were picked up by their parents. 

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Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe speaks to the media following the shooting.

“I’m shocked,” Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne said during the afternoon briefing. “It’s devastating.” 

One student, 15-year-old freshman Isabel Flores, told WJBK-TV that she and other students heard the gunshots and saw one student bleeding from the face.

Robin Redding, a 12th-grade parent at the school, said her son stayed home Tuesday — adding that she had heard “for a long time now” that there were plans for a possible shooting at the school.

“This couldn’t be just random,” she said. 

“Kids just, like they’re just made at each other at this school,” Redding said, 

“You’re not supposed to play about that,” she said. This is real life.”

Per: NYP

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