Three teens killed in Michigan high school shooting

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 12/01/2021, 12:37 AM
Edited: 12/01/2021, 4:53 AM

(OXFORD Mich.) UPDATE: The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has released more information about the shooting at Oxford High School, including the names of the three victims who died. 

Tate Myre was a 16-year-old student at Oxford High School. Sheriff Mike Bouchard says he died in a patrol car on the way to the hospital. 

14-year-old Hanna St. Julian and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin also succumbed to their injuries. 

During a news conference shared on YouTube by the sheriff's office late Tuesday night, Bouchard said a 14-year-old male is in serious condition after suffering gunshot wounds to his jaw and head. 

A 14-year-old female is in critical condition after suffering gunshot wounds to her chest and neck. 

That female underwent surgery and is currently on a ventilator. 

A 15-year-old male is in critical condition after being shot in the head. 

A 15-year old male is in stable condition after being shot in the leg. 

A 17-year-old female is in critical condition after being shot in the chest. 

A 17-year-old female is in stable condition after being shot in the neck.

A 17-year-old male is in stable condition after being shot in the hip. 

The 47-year-old teacher who was injured has been released from the hospital. 

According to Bouchard, the 15-year-old suspect was in custody within two to three minutes after law enforcement arrived at the school. 

The sheriff says deputies found the suspect coming down the hall with a gun that was still loaded with seven rounds of ammunition. 

"I made it very clear to our staff, if they get there first, their job is to go in and neutralize the threat," said Bouchard. 

Bouchard credits the training of law enforcement as well as students for keeping the situation from getting even worse. 

"This kind of thing can happen anywhere and sadly it happened in a sweet, quiet community like Oxford," said Bouchard. "It can visit itself anywhere in America. No one is immune. But that training can does and did, I believe in this situation save lives."

Bouchard says the sheriff's office had heard there were possible rumors about something happening, but that nothing was ever reported to their office. 

He emphasized the importance of speaking up to prevent further tragedies. 

"If you hear something, you have got to say something," said Bouchard.

The sheriff's office was granted a search warrant to go into the suspects home on Tuesday night. 

A phone was seized in the search. 

Bouchard says the gun that was apprehended by law enforcement was purchased on November 26 by the suspect's father. 

The suspect's parents are not giving him permission to speak with law enforcement at this time. 

Since he is a juvenile, Bouchard says, his name will not be released. 

It will be up to the prosecutor to determine the charges. 

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter also spoke during the news conference. He said the suspect is currently on suicide watch. 

The investigation is ongoing. Bouchard said that will include going through hours of video, as well as interviewing every individual who was in the school at the time of the shooting. 

The sheriff also asked people to not spread rumors, and said that some of the rumors going around don’t any connection or relevance to Tuesday's shooting. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Three teens were killed Tuesday afternoon in a shooting at Oxford High School, located in a suburb outside of Detroit. 

The Oakland County Sheriff's office says eight other people were injured in the shooting, including a teacher. 

Those killed include a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female. 

According to the sheriff's office, the suspect is a 15-year-old male in his sophomore year at Oxford High School. 

He is currently at the Oakland County Children's Village because he is a juvenile. 

Six of the people who were injured are in stable condition and the other two are in surgery. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the state flags be lowered to honor the victims.

"My heart breaks for the students, teachers, staff, and families of Oxford High School," Whitmer said in a statement. "The death of multiple students and the shooting of many others, including a teacher, is horrific. I want to thank the first responders on the ground working hard to keep people safe as law enforcement officials investigate this shooting and get the community the help it needs right now. As Michiganders, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other from gun violence. No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home."

The first 911 call was made at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday. 

The Oakland County Sheriff's office says 911 dispatch received more than 100 calls during the situation. 

Law enforcement officers recovered a handgun and say the suspect did not resist when he was arrested. 

We're told the suspect hasn't said anything about a motive and he's asked for a lawyer. 

Anyone who has any information about what happened is asked to call Oakland County Dispatch at (248)-858-4911. 

More information is expected to be released later Tuesday night. 


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