A 15-year-old sophomore at Oxford High School in Oakland County, Michigan, allegedly shot and killed three people and injured at least six more on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The suspect has been apprehended, and officials believe he was the only shooter. According to reports, the student used a semi-automatic handgun.
The shooting took place around 12:55 p.m. ET, and authorities arrived and arrested the suspect within five minutes of the first, of about 100, calls to 911. The school immediately went on lockdown, and parents were asked not to go to the school to get their children, and to instead use an alternative pick-up location. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the emergency calls and, with the help of a campus police liaison, were able to apprehend the suspect.
A mother of a student at the school said, “Obviously my daughter is more shaken up knowing she has friends inside the building, and so making sure we can text and check in on them has been our main priority.”
The three dead are believed to be students, and one of the injured is reportedly a teacher. Multiple EMS units, patrol units, and SWAT teams were on the scene as well as several medical helicopters. At the time of this report, there were no known motives for the shooting. The FBI also has taken an interest in the case, according to 7 Action News.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a statement, saying in part:
“My heart breaks for the students, teachers, staff, and families of Oxford High School. The death of multiple students and the shooting of many others, including a teacher, is horrific. I want to thank the first responders on the ground working hard to keep people safe as law enforcement officials investigate this shooting and get the community the help it needs right now.”
Oxford Township is a small community of around 22,000 people about 30 miles north of Detroit. LakePoint Community Church is holding a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. ET for the victims and families.
Liberty Nation will keep you updated as this story develops.