In a Michigan high school shooting, a 15-year-old killed three fellow students and injured eight others, including a teacher. Officials are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting at Oxford High School, which sits in a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles north of Detroit. According to police findings, the shooter – a pupil at the school, used a handgun – a 9 mm Sig Sauer, that his father had bought last Friday.
The authorities rushed to the school around 12:50 as more than 100 calls flooded dispatchers with reports of an active shooter. The police arrested the student in a hallway within minutes of their arrival, with the help of an on-scene school resource officer.
They were made aware of posts on social media that said there had been threats prior to the Michigan school shooting. However, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said they didn’t know about the rumours until after the attack.
A student at the school said his teacher locked the classroom, barricaded the door, covered the windows and instructed the students to hide after hearing to gunshots ring through the school.
“We grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in and we had to attack them,” the student told CNN, adding that one bullet had pierced a desk used to barricade the door.
The Michigan school shooter, tried to lure terrified students out of the barricaded classroom before they realized he was tricking them when he said ‘bro’ and escaped through a window.
Footage captured by a student during the Michigan school shooting shows classmates huddled beneath desks inside a barricaded classroom as a killer gunman roams the halls, trying to convince his would-be victims that it is safe to emerge from hiding.
“Sheriff’s office. You can come out”, the shooter can be heard saying.