Police returned to Oxford High School, the scene of the November 30 school shooting, for a “potential security issue.”
According to The Detroit News, police arrived at the school again on Thursday in other to remove an expelled student from the building.
Oxford School District Releases Statement: ‘At No Time Were Any Students In Danger’
Oxford Community School officials released a statement saying that the district’s police liaison officer and other security personnel were quick to respond to the situation.
“Police escorted the individual and their parent off campus,” the statement read. “At no time were any students in danger and the situation was quickly resolved.”
Some outlets also reported that EMS had been called to the school on Thursday as well. School officials said that EMS was responding to a student’s medical issue and was not related to the expelled student.
In an email on Thursday night, a spokesperson for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Stephen Huber, said that the student was not in police custody and had been released to a parent.
“There are no charges pending as this is not a criminal matter,” Huber said.
On November 30, four students were killed and seven were injured in a mass school shooting. The building was renovated after the shooting and students returned to the school building for the first time on Monday.
Oxford High School Shooting Suspect Pleads Insanity
As The Blast previously reported, the alleged school shooter, sophomore Ethan Crumbley, age 15, has entered an insanity plea to the Oakland County Circuit Court earlier this week.
Crumbley is facing twenty-four charges: four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, twelve counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of terrorism causing death, which is almost unheard of in a school shooting.
In a brief filing, his lawyer, Paula Loftin and Amy Hopp wrote, “Please take notice that … Ethan Crumbley intends to assert the defense of insanity at the time of the alleged offense.”
In order to pursue an insanity defense, Crumbley must first receive a psychiatric evaluation. At the time of the filing, the psychiatric evaluation had yet to be performed.
On November 30, Ethan allegedly took the gun his parents bought him and killed four of his classmates. Three students were declared dead at the scene of the shooting: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14. Justin Shilling, 17, passed away from his injuries in the hospital the next morning.
Superintendent Tim Throne Denies School’s Accountability In The Shooting
The Oxford High School is facing a $100M dollar lawsuit from two sisters who had attended the school. The sisters say that they were exiting a restroom when the shooting started. One of the girls was shot in the neck, but survived.
The lawsuit accuses the school of failing to stop an attack that caused both physical and psychological damage to both students and staff. The lawsuit alleges that Superintendent Timothy Throne and High School Principal Steven Wolf did not prevent an attack despite ominous social media posts by Crumbley days before the attack.
Throne posted a statement to the school’s website earlier this month to claim that school officials had no knowledge of social media threats and said that the prosecution in Crumbley’s case had made “false allegations and reckless statements” against them.
One of the most troubling statements made by the prosecution was that Ethan Crumbley had brought bullets to class and left them out in plain sight for anyone to see.
“Allegations regarding live ammunition being discovered at school are completely false,” Throne wrote. “We have no record or report of live ammunition ever being reported at any school and we have strict protocols and procedures in place when it comes to weapons on school grounds.”
Tim Throne also said that Ethan Crumbley was not responsible for a bird head being left in a jar in a school bathroom, despite prosecutors claiming that the jar had previously been seen on the floor of Ethan’s bedroom. Prosecutors also claim that they found evidence of Ethan torturing animals recorded on his cell phone.
“These false allegations should not diminish the exemplary actions of our school staff on Nov. 30. Principal Wolf, school administrators, teachers, and support staff followed their training and implemented our District’s detailed emergency plans and protocols,” Throne added. “More to the point, they put the safety of our students above their own safety when the criminal conduct forced our community to endure this unimaginable tragedy.”