A tight-knit community in Michigan mourns the loss of four students who were allegedly murdered by a classmate who had indiscriminately opened fire in the halls of their high school.
Three students were confirmed dead hours after the shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday: Tate Meyer, 16; Madisyn Baldwin, 17; 14-year-old Hana Saint Julianna.
The fourth student, Justin Schilling, 17, died of his injuries in hospital on Wednesday.
Six other students, ages 14 to 17, remain in hospital with gunshot wounds, including a 14-year-old girl on a ventilator after undergoing surgery. A teacher with a shoulder injury was discharged from hospital.
The suspected shooter was identified Wednesday as 15-year-old sophomore Ethan Curmbley. He faces a large number of charges, including terrorism and premeditated murder.
Tate Mer, 16
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said soccer player Mir died in a patrol car while a deputy tried to take him to hospital.
Al-Sharif said the gunshot wounds were so severe that there was no time to wait for an ambulance. “This wound will never go away,” he added.
Myre was part of Oxford High school soccer team.
“It is with great sadness that one of the victims of the tragic events at OHS today was one of our tragic victims, Tate Myre. Tate was in university since his freshman year and was an honors student. The football team wrote on their Facebook page: “Tate was an amazing young man with a future Bright and loved by all.
Madison Baldwin, 17
Baldwin’s grandmother, Jennifer Graves-Mosqueda, confirmed her death in a heartbreaking Facebook post with a GoFundMe campaign link on Tuesday night.
“This beautiful, intelligent, loving and kind girl has tragically taken away from all of us today, leaving such a huge hole in our hearts and lives,” she wrote.
“This terrible day could not have been imagined or planned for. My daughter and my daughter-in-law would never ask for anything during this time, however, I want them to be able to be with each other, and with their children and families during this time without worrying about work, bills and arrangements “.
Here St. Juliana 14
The youngest person to die in Tuesday’s shooting was 14-year-old Saint Julianna, a student at the school.
She played in the school’s volleyball and basketball teams.
The basketball team posted a touching tribute to her on Twitter, writing, “We will never forget your tender heart, silly personality and passion for the game. Since 6th grade camp, I’ve stayed devoted to Oxford basketball, enjoying the game…This season, we play Hannah for you.”
Justin Schilling, 17
The shilling died in hospital on Wednesday morning. He has been described as an avid member of the Oxford High School bowling team.
Mr Crumble was taken into custody for the school shooting in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people located about 48 kilometers north of Detroit.
“There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect requested a lawyer and did not make any statements about motive,” the Sheriff’s office said.
A semi-automatic pistol and several clips of Mr. Crumpley were found. Authorities said his father bought a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol on November 26, with 15-20 rounds being fired inside the school.
On Tuesday evening, law enforcement seized several rifles from the suspect’s family home on East Street near the school.
Shooting threats allegedly spread across the high school campus ahead of Tuesday’s deadly rampage.
Robin Redding, mother of 12th grader Trichan Bryant, told The Associated Press that her son chose to stay home on that unfortunate day because he and his two younger cousins had a “bad feeling” that violence might come.
Trichan said he’s heard vague threats about plans to shoot “for a long time now.”
President Joe Biden Offer my condolences to the families of the victims. “As we learn the full details, my heart goes out to the families who are experiencing unimaginable grief at the loss of a loved one. You should know that this entire community must be in shock right now (sic),” the president said.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been set up for the victims.