Oxford School Shooting

School shootings in the U.S. have become more common.

School shootings in the U.S. have become more common.

Sarah Thomson, Reporter

On November 30, 2021, a shooting took place at Oxford High School in Michigan. The killer, Ethan Crumbley, took his parents gun and opened fire for unknown reasons.

The 15-year-old sophomore is in custody now, scheduled for court on January 7. His parents were charged with manslaughter (involuntary) on Friday, December 3, for being in connection with their son’s actions. They were arrested that Saturday, after an hours-long manhunt.

Students recalled going through the lockdown protocol once they heard the gunshots. Teachers locked doors and pushed chairs against doors, while students grabbed scissors and calculators for self-defense. Four students, Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17, were killed and seven others were injured, including a teacher. All of these remembered students excelled academically, and, in their sports, which included bowling, football, and basketball.

Officer Morris, assures that Hidden Valley is a very safe school saying, “We are prepared if anything were to happen.” Officer Andrea Morris is the school resource officer that goes through annual training to ensure that Hidden Valley stays the secure school it is.