Oxford, Michigan School Shooting Deadliest in 2021

Another tragic deadly school shooting took place in the U.S.

A 15-year old sophomore student at Oxford High School in Michigan opened fire on his classmates and teachers, killing three students and injuring eight. One of the injured died from wounds Wednesday, bringing the death toll up to four. 

It was sadly the deadliest school shooting in 2021 so far, according to reports in Education Week. 

The shooting is sadly the latest in a long list of dealing school shootings in the U.S. over the past few decades. 

Investigators are still working to determine a motive. They reviewed video evidence and written evidence of the suspect, looking for reasons and what could have driven him to commit such violence. But he has refused to speak thus far. 

The shooter’s parents immediately hired a lawyer, and have denied permission to authorities and investigators to speak with their son. Because he is a minor, his name is not listed publicly. 

The shooter used a handgun that his father had purchased online during Black Friday. It is not known why the father purchased the 9 mm gun. There are photos and videos online of the shooter before the school shooting, posing with the weapon. 

One of the killed students, 16-year-old Tate Myre, was a member of the school’s football team and attempted to disarm the shooter. He died in the back of a patrol car while it drove him to the hospital. 

Fourteen-year-old Hanna St. Julian and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin were the other two killed by the shooter on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the death toll was brought up to four, when 17-year-old Justin Shilling died in the hospital from his injuries. Some of the injured remain critically injured. 

It is expected that the shooting will spark gun reform debates, as well as debates over mental healthcare. 

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