3 killed, 6 injured in shooting at Michigan high school

3 killed, 6 injured in shooting at Michigan high school

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5:27 PM / November 30, 2021
Michigan governor delivers emotional statement: “I think this is every parent’s worst nightmare”

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke at the second news conference of the day and became emotional when expressing her condolences to the families of the victims. Whitmer said she has ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the Capitol to honor the victims. 

“My heart goes out to the families,” she said. “This is an unimaginable tragedy.” 

When asked how the shooting affected her, especially as a mother, Whitmer responded: “I think this is every parent’s worst nightmare.” 

 

5:26 PM / November 30, 2021
Police “not aware” of any warning signs

Police said they were “not aware” of any warning signs that would have indicated that a shooting was going to occur on Tuesday. 

Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff, said he works closely with school officials, adding, “If there were, I’ve got to believe they would have told us.” 

 

5:24 PM / November 30, 2021
Two wounded victims in surgery

Two of the wounded victims are currently in surgery at local hospitals, according to Michael McCabe, the undersheriff for Oakland County sheriff. The other six are in stable condition. 

 

4:57 PM / November 30, 2021
Deceased victims believed to be students

All of the deceased victims are believed to be students, according to Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff. None of the deceased or injured victims have been identified. 

 

4:18 PM / November 30, 2021
Biden expressed condolences to families of victims

President Biden briefly addressed the shooting while speaking Tuesday afternoon at a technical college in Minnesota. 

“My heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,” Mr. Biden said, adding “You’ve got to know that the whole community has to be in a state of shock right now.”

 

4:16 PM / November 30, 2021
Authorities have not yet established a motive

Police have not yet discovered a motive for the shooting and it’s not clear if the suspect targeted a specific student, a law enforcement official told CBS News. 

The suspect has requested an attorney and is not speaking with law enforcement, according to Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff. 

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4:09 PM / November 30, 2021
Parent says shooting was “terrifying”

A parent of a child who attends Oxford High School told CBS Detroit that the shooting was a “terrifying” experience. Though the parent said her child was not in school that day, she said the shooting shattered the sense of safety she felt in sending her children to school. 

“It’s very terrifying for me because, it’s like, you want to send your kids to school to get a lesson, and you feel that when you send them to school they’re being protected — because they’re in school, nothing can happen to them,” she said.

 

3:59 PM / November 30, 2021
Michigan governor condemns “horrific” shooting

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a statement condemning the “horrific” shooting and advocating for increased gun control to prevent future tragedies. 

“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,” Whitmer said. 

“No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home,” she added. “Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan. This is a time for us to come together and help our children feel safe at school.”  

 

3:25 PM / November 30, 2021
Authorities received more than 100 911 calls

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters that dispatchers received more than 100 911 calls about the shooting incident. He said officers arrived at the school within minutes and quickly apprehended the suspect. 

 

3:18 PM / November 30, 2021
Suspect surrendered to officers “without any problems”

The suspect voluntarily surrendered to officers “without any problems,” Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters. 

McCabe said no shots were fired at police and the suspect was taken into custody within five minutes of the initial 911 call. 

Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, is seen November 30, 2021.

Paul Sancya/AP

 

3:16 PM / November 30, 2021
Suspect identified as a 15-year-old student

The suspected shooter was identified as a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said in a news conference Tuesday. McCabe did not name the suspect. 

McCabe said he believes the suspect acted alone but said authorities are continuing to investigate the situation. 

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