Three students killed in Michigan in US high school shooting

Three students killed in Michigan in US high school shooting

Three students killed in Michigan and six other people including a teacher were wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a high school in rural Oxford, Michigan, local police said.

A 15-year-old student was taken into custody and a handgun was seized after the shooting at Oxford High School, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect has asked for a lawyer and has not made any statements as to a motive,” the sheriff’s office said.

“It’s a very tragic situation,” Undersheriff Michael McCabe said on Fox News.

“We have lots of upset parents,” he said.

Before Tuesday’s incident, there had been 138 shootings in schools across the United States in 2021, according to figures provided by Everytown. In those incidents, 26 resulted in fatalities, though no more than two each time.

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Three students killed in Michigan

Three students killed in Michigan in the shooting that rocked the region, in Oxford, a small town about 40 miles (65 kilometres) north of Detroit.

Police said they received more than 100 911 emergency calls shortly afternoon, and that the shooter unleashed 15-20 shots over about five minutes from a semi-automatic handgun with more than one magazine.

The suspect was taken into custody within five minutes of the first 911 call, they said. President Joe Biden was informed of the shooting during a visit to Minnesota. “My heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief,” he said.

“You know, that whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now.” Elissa Slotkin, who represents the district north of Detroit in the US House of Representatives, said she was “horrified” by the shooting.

The suspect was taken into custody within five minutes of the first 911 call, they said.

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