Ethan Crumbley the teen killer who brought a gun to Oxford High School and shot and killed four students is expected to plead guilty to a host of charges on Monday, October 24 2022, including four counts of murder. Ethan Crumbley who was given a gun for Christmas by his parents went to his high school in Michigan on November 30 2021 and opened fire killing fellow students Hana St. Juliana, 14, Tate Myre, 16, Justin Shilling, 17, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.
Along with the murder charges Ethan Crumbley will plead guilty to terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm. Ethan Crumbley is facing life in prison when he is sentenced.
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A teenager accused of killing four fellow students and injuring seven people at Oxford High School is expected to plead guilty to murder next week, authorities said Friday.
Ethan Crumbley had created images of violence during a classroom assignment last November but was not sent home from Oxford High School in southeastern Michigan. He pulled out a gun a few hours later and committed a mass shooting.
“We can confirm that the shooter is expected to plead guilty to all 24 charges, including terrorism, and the prosecutor has notified the victims,” said David Williams, chief assistant prosecutor in Oakland County.
Williams told the Free Press that prosecutors made no plea deals, no reductions and no agreements regarding sentencing.
Crumbley, 16, is due in court Monday. His lawyers had not responded Friday to messages seeking comment.
He was 15 when the shooting occurred. Crumbley’s parents had been summoned to school that day to discuss their son’s ominous writings. A teacher had found a drawing with a gun pointing at the words, “The thoughts won’t stop. Help me.”
James and Jennifer Crumbley had said they would get him counseling but declined to take Ethan home, according to investigators. The parents are charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly buying their son the gun that police say was used in the shooting.
“Put simply, they created an environment in which their son’s violent tendencies flourished. They were aware their son was troubled, and then they bought him a gun,” prosecutors said in a court filing
The Crumbleys said they were unaware of Ethan’s plan. They also dispute that the gun was easy to get at home.In court documents, prosecutors have revealed portions of Ethan Crumbley’s personal journal. He said his grades were poor and that his parents hated each other and had no money.
“This just furthers my desire to shoot up the school or do something else,” the teen wrote. All three Crumbleys are being held at the Oakland County Jail, though Ethan is kept away from adults.
In Oxford, former School Board Treasurer Korey Bailey said the guilty plea did not come as surprise to him. Bailey resigned from the board in September. He said he believes that the community will not find peace until residents believe the school district has fully completed a third-party investigation.
“There’s no question about his guilt,” he said. “I don’t really think it’s going to give the community the peace that they’re looking for, until we get to a point where the school board is willing to hold those accountable for threat assessment or lack thereof.”
Lori Borgeau, an Oxford High parent and advocate for stronger safety measures around the school said a development like Friday’s always raises a lot of emotions for the community. The parent said she and others are thinking of the families of children who were killed,, along with those injured on Nov. 30.
“Really what’s heavy on our minds is the families, the families that were most affected, the families of Hana, Tate, Justin and Madisyn,” she said.