Thanksgiving is a time to be filled with joy and thankfulness. Five days after Thanksgiving, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley would replace those good feelings with fear. On Nov. 30, Crumbley opened fired on students and teachers at Oxford High School in Michigan.
The night before, there is video evidence that Crumbley talked about killing his classmates. More evidence was released that he had a notebook outlining his plans of the shooting and his father actually bought the 9mm Sig Sauer SP on Black Friday. This is enough to come to the conclusion that it was, in fact, premeditated.
Even though there was not a clear motive, some sources said that he was “bullied.” School officials have cleared that by stating that there was no record of Crumbley being bullied. Students of the high school have videos of the shooter pretending to be a cop, trying to lure them out of the room. While they were trying to listen to the way he was talking, they realized that it was the shooter and they proceeded to escape through the window.
In the hallway, 16-year-old football player Tate Myre, tried to disarm the shooter. This caused Crumbley to shoot and kill Myre along with three other victims. The shooting left four students dead and seven injured, including one a teacher.
Crumbley was taken into custody and prosecuted as an adult. His charges include: terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and felony firearm. All in all, this is truly a tragedy and is even ranked the deadliest school shooting in the United States since the Santa Fe High School in 2018. Four lives were lost and those students will be remembered.
Let’s take a moment to remember the following victims: Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17.
The nation will be praying for all of the loved ones that have lost or been affected by this horrible tragedy.