On Monday afternoon, a 15-year-old high schooler in a Detroit suburb walked into his school and opened fire. He was reportedly armed with a 9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol. The suspect’s name has now been released and he is being identified as Ethan Crumbley.
The attack on Monday killed four students and injured seven more at Oxford High School, just north of Detroit. Now, more details are being released about where Crumbley got the gun and what motivated him to start killing his classmates.
Details Emerge About Michigan School Shooter
Crumbley reportedly got the handgun from his dad, who bought it on Black Friday, only a few days before the massacre occurred. Crumbley also put up a video the day before where he talked about his desire to murder his classmates.
His school bag also had a diary where he had written about wanting to kill his fellow students. The shooting occurred in Oakland County, north of Detroit.
Oakland Prosecutor Karen McDonald said they might also charge Crumbley’s mom and dad in this shooting. As for Crumbley himself, he’s being tried as an adult and the charges include terrorism and homicide.
Ethan Crumbley’s father bought the murder weapon for his 15 year old son just 4 days ago. He will be prosecuted alongside his psycho son and sued into oblivion. #oxfordhighschool #OxfordHigh pic.twitter.com/NAIIGzQyRX
— SJSU’s (@clamontw) December 1, 2021
Why Did He Do It?
The specific motives behind this horrific shooting are still under investigation, but students who went to school with Crumbley said he was the victim of bullying. After the shooting, Crumbley’s mom and dad reportedly told him to stay silent and not talk to police.
This was possibly because he is under 18 and cops need parental authorization to speak to a minor if the minor doesn’t wish to cooperate. Authorities searched the Crumbley home where several more weapons were found. Crumbley had no police record, but had threatened shootings beforehand, as mentioned.
The shooting quickly led to Crumbley’s arrest in the corridors of the school where he apparently put his hands up and gave in to police right away. More rounds were found in the gun at the time of his arrest, so it’s fortunate he wasn’t able to shoot and kill more people.
As in so many cases, armed people with guns were the dividing line between life and death. Guns in the right hands save lives; guns in the wrong hands take lives.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FUCKING KIDS.
They don’t get privacy.
Look at their social media.
Read their texts.
Spend time with them.
Treat mental illness.
DON’T let troubled kids have access to your firearms. Period.
Ethan Crumbley didn’t have to happen. #Oxford
— I Am Leah (@Bossy_Leah) December 1, 2021
The Bottom Line
It’s actually good news for gun rights that Crumbley’s parents are being charged here. The Second Amendment rests on protecting the legal rights of Americans to own guns.
When people do irresponsible things (like letting their minor children have access to firearms without proper supervision), it is highly dangerous and can be used by the left to encroach on our right to bear arms.
When parents neglect their duty as guardians, that’s when we end up with tragedies like this one in Michigan.