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Charging decision anticipated for Michigan shooter's parents

School Shooting Michigan
Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 17:56:35-05

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 charges are still 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, Michigan. The prosecutor says there are others “who should be held accountable."

Investigators say the semi-automatic gun was purchased by Crumbley’s father last week.