3 students killed, 8 teachers injured in Michigan High School Shooting
Washington : A 15-year-old sophomore reportedly opened fire at Michigan high school, three students were killed in the incident and eight teachers were injured.
Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe addresses the press and said that the police are still investigating the matter to understand the motive behind shooting.
McCabe said he was aware of allegations circulating on social media that there had been threats of a shooting at the roughly 1,700-student school before Tuesday’s attack, but he cautioned against believing that narrative until investigators can look into it.
The authorities have not revealed the identity of the shooter but confirmed that he was arrested soon after the cops arrived at the school.
He said the deputies also recovered the semi-automatic handgun and several magazines used to store ammunition that the suspect used in the attack.
“He fired multiple shots,” McCabe said. “Somewhere in the area of 15 to 20.”
The three students who lost their lives in the incident include a 16-year-old boy and two girls of 14 years and 17 years. Two wounded people were undergoing surgeries while the six others were reported stable in the hospital.
McCabe said the suspect’s parents visited their son where he’s being held and advised him not to talk to investigators, as is his right. Police must seek permission from a juvenile suspect’s parents or guardian to speak with them, he added.
President Joe Biden, before delivering remarks at a community college in Rosemount, Minnesota, said: “As we learn the full details, my heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one.”