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Slew of copycat threats across metro region trouble administrators, parents   -4%

Dozens of schools closed Thursday as a precaution due to copycat threats being made against schools after Tuesday's deadly shooting at Oxford High.


Police capture, arrest US school shooters parents on manslaughter charges  

James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, found Saturday after brief evasion

After Michigan Shooting, Democrats Weigh Competing Approaches to School Safety   7%

Parents of school shooting victims and civil rights groups disagree over threat assessment, a controversial model designed by the Secret Service.

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Prosecutor reveals text messages sent by Michigan suspect's mom   8%

Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald shares the timeline that led her to charge the parents of 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley with four counts of involuntary manslaughter following the Oxford High School shooting in Oakland County, Michigan.

The parents of Ethan Crumbley, the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, were booked in the same jail where their son is incarcerated   13%

The parents of the Ethan Crumbley, the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, were arrested early Saturday in Detroit, officials said.

Latest updates on Oxford High School shooting: Parents found, arrested   50%

The incident in Oxford, Michigan, is the nation's deadliest school shooting since 2018. Ethan Crumbley, 15, was charged with terrorism, murder, more.


Michigan shooting: suspects parents in custody charged with manslaughter   -11%

  • Jennifer and James Crumbley went missing, prompting search
  • Son Ethan, 15, charged with murder over deadly school shooting

The parents of a boy who is accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school have been taken into custody after the pair went missing in the wake of being charged as part of the investigation into the mass shooting.

Jennifer and James Crumbley were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter but authorities on Friday said the whereabouts of the Crumbleys were not known, prompting a search.

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Parents of alleged Michigan school shooter arrested after manhunt   16%

A tip led police to the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, who were arrested in Detroit on manslaughter charges, officials said Saturday.

This Mass. school lifted its mask mandate for three weeks. Officials say it was a surprising success.   28%

With the vast majority of students and staff vaccinated, Hopkinton High School found "smiling" more contagious than COVID-19, even as statewide cases continue to rise.

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Oxford High School shooting: What prosecutors say happened before the gunfire started   16%

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald charged the parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley in connection with the rampage.


Prosecutor: Michigan school shooting suspect wrote 'help me'   10%

A prosecutor says the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school were summoned a few hours earlier after a teacher found a drawing of a gun, a person bleeding and the words “help me.”

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Teenage suspect in custody after deadly shooting at US high school   -3%

Three students were killed and six other people including a teacher were wounded Tuesday in a shooting at a high school in rural Oxford, Michigan, local police said.

What legal analysts say about charges against parents in Michigan school shooting   -1%

The parents of the suspect in a shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan that left four students dead this week are facing involuntary manslaughter charges in those deaths.

Parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect charged with involuntary manslaughter  

The parents of the shooter in this week's shooting at a Michigan school have been charged in connection with the killings.

US Marshals offer reward for info that leads to arrest of James, Jennifer Crumbley   16%

James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect, did not show for their arraignment on involuntary manslaughter charges


Retailers make shocking petrol profit, says RAC   16%

Fuel retailers are charging unnecessarily high prices for petrol, the motoring organisation says.

Minneapolis' School Plan Asks White Families to Help Integrate   8%

In a citywide overhaul, a beloved Black high school was rezoned to include white students from a richer neighborhood. It has been hard for everyone.

Oxford High School student escaped likely death by running from bathroom, source says   18%

The killer fatally shot Justin Shilling, 17, inside a bathroom at the high school, after which a second student escaped, the Free Press has learned.


Before Oxford shooting, officials repeatedly told parents school was safe   10%

A high school teacher spotted the teen held in the Oxford High School shootings searching online for ammo, flagged officials day before the shooting.


James and Jennifer Crumbley caught, arrested after vehicle is found in Detroit   4%

Detroit police, other officers swarmed near east side in search for James, Jennifer Crumbley, parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect.


Omicron's Effect on Inflation Is Up for Debate  

There is more than one school of thought on the matter.

Charging parents after a school shooting   -31%

County prosecutor charges parents after school shooting, citing gun purchase and alleging failure to intervene. Are they to blame?

Parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect have been captured  

Authorities had been searching for James and Jennifer Crumbley since Friday afternoon, after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them. Their son is charged with murder.

Exclusive video shows arrest of Crumbley parents   16%

Police arrested James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting Ethan Crumbley, on manslaughter charges.

Victim's brother: 'My life has been broken just like that'   2%

Friends, family and an entire Michigan high school are grieving the loss of four students after a 15-year-old sophomore allegedly opened fire during the school day, killing four peers and shooting seven others on campus.

'I don't have the words to describe how horrific that was:' Video footage shows how the shootings began, prosecutors say   8%

Zander Cumbey had walked into his afternoon high school classroom when he heard screaming outside in the hallway.

Michigan School Attack Was Absolutely Premeditated: Prosecutor  

Prosecutors said they were reviewing “a mountain of digital evidence” and were also considering charges against the suspect’s parents.

High school basketball: Thursday's scores   8%

Thursday's CIF City Section and Southern Section high school basketball scores.

Read the Prosecutors Account of Events Before the Michigan School Shooting  

In a news conference, the prosecutor in Oakland County, Mich., detailed what led the county to criminally charge the parents of the 15-year-old student accused of killing four classmates.

Parents captured after son charged in Oxford school shooting   25%

A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the couple on Friday, accusing them of failing to intervene on the day of the tragedy.

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The Struggle to Overcome Mass-Shooting Cynicism   2%

At first, the footage offers a perspective we’ve seldom seen: an inside-the-classroom view of high-school students trying to evade an active shooter. Kids crouch below their desks and strategize in hushed tones. The lights are off. Fearing that the voice on the other side of the door is that of a killer, they flee. Then, as teenagers push open a window and thrust themselves to safety, the scene starts to look familiar.

The video from Oxford High School on Tuesday afternoon evoked the April 20, 1999, Columbine massacre with eerie symmetry. Twenty-two years ago, such events were deemed “unthinkable.” Columbine yielded wall-to-wall news coverage in a way that this week’s Michigan shooting, and many others over the past two decades, have not. Even the ones that register as more than a blip eventually fade from the national conversation and public consciousness. Nearly four years have passed since Parkland—the school shooting that many (falsely) believed would finally catalyze American gun reform. December 14 will mark the ninth anniversary of the day first graders were annihilated with an assault weapon inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Back then, Senator Chris Murphy was a House Democrat, representing the state’s Fifth Congressional District. The Newtown parents were his constituents. One of the Sandy Hook moms, Jackie Barden, told Murphy that she used to pretend that her dead son, Daniel, was off playing at a friend’s house, and that he would soon come home. By telling herself this, Barden could momentarily find the mental strength to complete basic tasks like vacuuming her house. “It was just so terrifying to me that she needed to create this world in which Daniel was still alive in order to just get through a few hours,” Murphy told me yesterday.

[Read: Americans don’t really understand gun violence]

On Tuesday, Murphy took to the Senate floor, attacking his colleagues’ inaction on gun control. Murphy’s speech racked up retweets and praise, the liberal equivalent of thoughts and prayers. His message was more or less in line with the one he’s been delivering for nearly a decade. Still, there was something different about his tone on Tuesday: rage.

“It happens here, in America, because we choose to let it happen,” Murphy said in his address. “We’re not unlucky; this is purposeful. This is a choice made by the United States Senate to sit on our hands and do nothing while kids die.” He paced behind the lectern, shaking his head in disgust, furrowing his brow, waving his right hand as if trying to swat the problem away in the ether. “Make no mistake about it: There is a silent message of endorsement sent to would-be killers, sent to individuals whose brains are spiraling out of control, when the highest levels of the U.S. government does nothing, shooting after shooting.”

Earlier that day, in advance of a Supreme Court case that may eventually overturn Roe v. Wade, some of Murphy’s Republican colleagues had spoken about the sanctity of human life. Later, after Murphy had left the Capitol for the night, he seethed over what he saw as GOP hypocrisy. Murphy figured the Michigan shooting might have been prevented had Republicans not spent years blocking gun reform at the federal level. So he turned around and drove back to the Senate to say as much.

“My anger [Tuesday] night was real—it was visceral,” Murphy told me. “It comes from a parent who’s sick and tired of having his kids go through active-shooter drills. But it also comes from a policy maker who doesn’t want his country to start to think that this is something we have to live with. This is in our control. We still have the ability to pass laws that change the trajectory of gun violence in this nation. Sometimes you need to show emotion to wake people out of their complacency.”

We talked about the unnerving student videos that had been ricocheting around TikTok, Snapchat, and Twitter. It’s one thing to see a screenshot of an “I love you” message that a fearful teenager texts to family members; it’s another to watch a shaky cellphone video of a scrum of high schoolers running for their lives. Still, even those images are of survivors. Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County, Michigan, told CNN yesterday morning that he had reviewed the school’s security-camera footage, and that the 15-year-old suspect was firing at close range, aiming for his victims’ head or chest. The public will likely never see graphic crime-scene photos from this or other mass shootings—a thorny issue that has divided gun-control advocates for years.

“I wonder if this country would accept school shootings the way we do if they saw pictures of what those kids looked like in Sandy Hook after their little bodies were riddled with holes,” Murphy said. “I don’t want to overstate the images that I’ve seen, but I’ve certainly seen images from Sandy Hook that others haven’t, and those images are motivating. No parent wants their dead child’s picture on the news. But, you know, it was Emmett Till’s open casket that changed the civil-rights movement. And maybe it’s that viral video from [Tuesday] that starts to make people think whether they really want their kid to experience something like that.”

Sometimes, even the experience of being shot is not enough to change a person’s mind about guns. I asked Murphy whether he’s spoken with people like his old House colleague Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the Republican minority whip who was wounded in the 2017 congressional-baseball shooting.

“What's discouraging about the baseball shooting is that it seemed to harden people’s beliefs, in part because there were good guys with guns,” Murphy said. “I think for Steve, it hardened his belief that we need to have more guns rather than less guns. I can’t put myself in his shoes, but that certainly is discouraging for those of us who look at the data and see that where more guns exist, more gun crimes exist.” (Four years after the failed attempt on his life, Scalise advertises his strong support of the Second Amendment, concealed-carry reciprocity, and an A+ rating from the NRA on his government website.)

[Read: Why the AR-15 is so lethal]

That lawmakers are at odds over whether students should have to crawl through classroom windows on random afternoons to avoid being shot to death illustrates the bleak state of the gun-reform conversation. I wanted to know what advice Murphy would offer parents. How are you supposed to combat feelings of cynicism over America’s epidemic of gun deaths? If Newtown wasn’t a turning point, will there ever be one?

“I contest the narrative that the only sentiment you can have is despair, because a lot of progress has been made,” he said. “I understand the focus is rightly on the lack of action federally. But, from Washington State to Florida to Connecticut to California to Nevada, in purple states and blue states, we’ve passed laws that are tightening up the nation’s gun laws. We’ve seen more anti-gun-violence laws passed in the last 10 years than in any 10-year period in my lifetime. That’s good news, but it’s not enough.”

Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could radically reshape nationwide gun policy, loosening state-level restrictions against concealed-carry permits. Many mass shooters opt for an AR-15 or a similar semiautomatic weapon in order to slaughter the largest number of people in the shortest possible time, but this week’s suspect in Michigan allegedly used a 9-mm Sig Sauer that his father had purchased on Black Friday—the kind of gun that fits inside a backpack or jacket pocket.

I thought back to something Murphy had said earlier in our conversation, when he told me that he viewed the Connecticut families who have lost children to gun violence as a distinct constituency within his state. “I care very deeply about whether they think that I’ve measured up to this mission or not,” he said. “If I end my public-service career and haven’t passed a significant federal firearms-reform bill, I’ll consider my time in public service a failure.”

Ten years ago, a 'Summer of Awakening' rocked Israeli politics. Did anything change?   19%

On many economic parameters they are better off than ever, but schools remain poor, roads are crowded and home prices are high

Students Praised Shooter Drills at Oxford High. But Do They Really Work?   16%

Oxford High School held repeated trainings on how to handle a gunman in school. But some critics are questioning their purpose.

Student kills 3, wounds 8 in Michigan high school shooting   1%

A 15-year-old student opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three teenagers and wounding eight other people before surrendering to police, authorities said, in what was the deadliest US school shooting so far this year.Eight others, including one teacher, were wounded in the attack, which took place shortly after noon while classes were in session at Oxford High School, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.The sheriff’s office said the dead were a 16-year-old male, a…

In the Michigan Shooting, What Is the Schools Responsibility?   12%

Oxford High School let Ethan Crumbley back into a classroom despite concerns about his behavior. Now, legal experts are asking why — and whether officials should be held accountable.

Column: 'Why does Mater Dei protect bullies?' A school and Orange County diocese have lots to answer for   16%

A high school student gets assaulted. Their innocence is shattered; their lives, forever changed.

Crowd gathers outside hospital of organ-donating victim of Michigan school shooting   -1%

Justin Shilling and three other students died after a classmate allegedly opened fire indiscriminately in their high school earlier this week