Michigan school shooter will face MULTIPLE charges including terrorism

A suspect has been identified as the likely shooter at the Michigan High School as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, according to local officials.

According to The Hill, the teenager will face multiple charges, including terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to commit murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald held a press conference Wednesday offering details on the case, saying that he intended to charge the 15-year-old as an adult. 

“This is unspeakable. We send our kids to school. We think that they’re going to be safe, so the only thing that I can do as the prosecutor is ensure[ed] that I will do everything I can to prosecute this case and pursue justice for these victims but also to speak out and say that we need better gun laws,” McDonald said.

The former sophomore of the high school where the shooting took places is being accused of killing four students and injuring seven more at the Oxford High School on Tuesday.

“The victims in the shooting included 17-year-old Justin Shilling, who died Wednesday, as well as 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin and 16-year-old Tate Myre, all of whom died Tuesday,” The Hill reported. 

“The prosecutor said there was no reason to be concerned about Crumbley’s mental stability at this time, adding that officers’ ‘response was executed perfectly,’ but the four student deaths indicated a need for more gun control.”

The prosecutor went on to say that she was not able to comment on the student’s potential motivation at the time that she held the press conference, but did say that they had a “mountain” of evidence in the case. 

Questions have been circulating as to whether Crumbley will have a smilier treatment in the media as recently exonerated self-defense shooter Kyle Rittenhouse who was largely prosecuted in the media before his case came before a judge.