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Michigan superintendent says no discipline was warranted for school shooter

19:55, 03 December 2021
Michigan superintendent says no discipline was warranted for school shooter Photo: Michael Jordan/ZUMAPRESS.com/Global Look Press

The school’s official spoke about the attack which took the lives of four people and injured seven others.

Superintendent of Michigan’s Oxford Community Schools Tim Throne has unveiled that despite holding a “counseling session” with 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley who opened fire at his high school and his parents, the school administration decided that no disciplinary action was required.

The announcement comes in a video published on Thursday in which Throne provides comments on the assault.

“That he was called up to the office, and all that kind of stuff. No discipline was warranted. There are no discipline records at the high school.”

The video appears shortly after Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard reported that teachers had a meeting with Ethan and his parents shortly before the attack to discuss his disturbing behavior. Throne confirmed the information and investigators now presume that he could have a gun with him during the talk and are determined to find out why the student had been allowed to return.

“The day of the shooting, a different teacher in a different classroom saw some behavior that they felt was concerning and they brought the child down to an office, had a meeting with school officials, called in the parents. Ultimately it was determined that he could go back into class,” Bouchard told the press.

The shooting took place this Tuesday afternoon. According to the details collected, Crumbley carried a 9mm SIG Sauer handgun recently purchased by his father.

The teenager has been charged as an adult with terrorism since the attack falls within three conditions classifying terrorist acts in Michigan, including being a violent felony in the state, being intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or influence or affect the conduct of government and committing the act aware that it is dangerous to human life.

Crumbley, who pled not guilty, has also been charged with four first-degree murder counts, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 firearm possession counts. If convicted, the boy is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison.