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Prosecutor: Gun was 'freely available' to Michigan shooter

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Students grabbed scissors for defense and escaped out a window in deadly Michigan shooting. The suspect has been charged with murder

Students leave flowers at the sign of Oxford High School where memorial items are being placed in Oxford, Michigan, on December 1, 2021.

The community is honoring the memories of the four young lives lost in the Oxford High School shooting.

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school says their actions went “far beyond negligence."

Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald says a gun “seems to have been just freely available” to Ethan Crumbley. McDonald says still are being considered against his parents.

The 15-year-old Crumbley has been charged as an adult with two dozen crimes, including murder and terrorism for a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in Oakland County.

The prosecutor says there are others “who should be held accountable."

Investigators say the semi-automatic 9mm handgun was purchased by Crumbley’s father during a Black Friday sale last week.

Crumbley is accused of shooting 11 people in Oxford High School on Tuesday, killing four of students -- 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 16-year-old Tate Myre, 17-year-old Madison Baldwin and 17-year-old Justin Shilling.

Six other students and a teacher also were injured during Michigan's deadliest school shooting. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has not released their names, but identified them as:

  • A 14-year-old girl in critical condition with gunshot wounds to her chest and neck. She was transferred on a ventilator to Hurley Medical Center in Flint after undergoing surgery.
  • A 17-year-old girl in critical condition at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac with a gunshot wound to her chest.
  • A 14-year-old boy in serious condition at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac with gunshot wounds to his jaw and hand.
  • A 17-year-old girl in stable condition at McLaren Oakland Hospital with a gunshot wound to her neck.
  • A 15-year-old boy in stable condition at McLaren Oakland Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg.
  • A 17-year-old boy in stable condition at Ascension Providence Hospital in Rochester with a gunshot wound to his hip.
  • A 47-year-old woman treated and released from McLaren Lapeer Region hospital with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.