UPDATE (2:37 AM) – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the three students who died are: 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hanna St. Julian and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is holding a press conference on the Oxford school shooting. The conference can be watched in the player below
UPDATE (3:04 PM) – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that 3 students are dead and 6 others have been injured, including a teacher.
A 15-year-old suspect is in custody.
The shooting lasted around 5 minutes, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Suspected 15-year-old shooter, a sophomore, ‘gave up without any problems’ when deputies arrived.— David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) November 30, 2021
Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he didn’t know what the assailant’s motives were for the attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.
Officers responded at around 12:55 p.m. to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter at the school, McCabe said. Authorities arrested the suspect at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips.
“Deputies confronted him, he had the weapon on him, they took him into custody,” McCabe said, adding that suspect wasn’t hurt when he was taken into custody and he refused to say how he got the gun into the school.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the suspect or victims.
Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said he didn’t yet know the victims’ names or whether their families had been contacted.
“I’m shocked. It’s devastating,” the shaken superintendent told reporters.
The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents.
McCabe said investigators would be looking through social media posts for any evidence of a possible motive.
Robin Redding, the parent of a 12th-grader, told The Associated Press that there had been rumblings of trouble at the school.
“He was not in school today. He just said that ‘Ma I don’t feel comfortable. None of the kids that we go to school with are going today,’” Redding said.
THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY AND WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
LAPEER, Mich. (WLNS)—The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says 4-6 people were hurt during a shooting at Oxford High School around 12:15 p.m. today.
The OCSO says that it’s still an active scene, but at this time there are no fatalities.
The OCSO says they have one suspected shooter in custody along with a handgun.
Authorities say they have multiple patrol units and EMS units at the scene along with SWAT and an Aviation Unit.
Oxford High School is in Oxford Township, which is about 15 minutes from Rochester.
Lapeer Schools released a statement via Twitter that says the school is in a secure mode.
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Undersheriff: Suspect in custody in school shooting north of Detroit, with 4 to 6 victims and no confirmed deaths— David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) November 30, 2021
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department says they have one suspected shooter in custody along with a handgun.
We will continue to keep you updated on-air and on the web. Watch the helicopter video of the scene at the top of this page.