More updates are emerging from the high school shooting that occurred in Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
As The Blast previously reported, the Oakland County Sheriff’s received over a hundred 911 calls around 12:51 local time in the suburb located about forty miles north of Detroit.
Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe revealed that “the whole thing lasted five minutes” and added that a 15-year-old sophomore student fired approximately fifteen to twenty shots with a semi-automatic handgun.
He added that the student “didn’t give us any resistance when he was taken into custody” but asked for a lawyer and refused to answer questions posed to him by investigators.
There is no motive for the violence that killed three students: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16, and Hana St. Juliana, 14. Myre passed away in a patrol car as he was being transported to a local hospital.
Seven other students and one teacher were also injured in the attack. Three are in critical condition from gunshot wounds, including a 14-year-old girl who is on a ventilator.
Another 14-year-old boy is in serious condition after suffering gunshot wounds to his jaw and head.
Three students are in stable condition and the teacher who was shot had been discharged.
Students And Teachers In Lockdown: ‘We’re Not Willing To Take That Risk Right Now’
Video from a student inside Oxford High School when shots were fired. Three dead, six others hurt. pic.twitter.com/qiyJ7qis43
— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) November 30, 2021
Students spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper to reveal what it was like inside the school after shots rang out.
Senior Aiden Page said described how he and fellow students “grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in and we had to attack them” after a bullet pierced one of the desks they’d used to block the door.
Freshman Mark Kluska said he realized that the lockdown was not a drill when he “began to hear yelling.”
After sheltering in place, someone who claimed to be with the sheriff’s office spoke through the door, telling them it was safe to come out.
The teacher replied, “We’re not willing to take that risk right now” and quickly signaled students to escape out a first-floor window where they raced to safety.
As the police cleared the school, students were brought to a nearby store parking lot; parents were directed to a nearby community center to pick up their children. Officials also locked down other schools in the area, citing safety concerns.
County Executive: ‘Tragedies Like This Rip Away At Our Security’
A child shot nine people at an Oxford, Michigan, high school today – killing three – and pundits will say the solution is MORE GUNS.
It’s a failed experiment: There are 400M guns in the hands of civilians here. If more guns made us safer, we’d be the safest nation in the world. pic.twitter.com/CHmO87a6BX
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 30, 2021
In a statement, County Executive David Coulter said, “There are no unwounded students or staff today. Everybody in the Oxford community, Oakland County, and frankly, the United States has been impacted by this tragedy. Tragedies like this rip away at our security … a security and a peace that should be rightfully ours in a place like a school.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer echoed his statements, adding that yesterday’s shooting “is every parent’s worst nightmare.” She continued that school shootings are “a uniquely American problem that we need to address.”
“My heart goes out to the families. This is an unimaginable tragedy,” she continued. “I hope we can all rise to the occasion and wrap our arms around the families, the affected children and school personnel and this community.”