School Shooting Michigan
A parent hugs a child as others come to pick up students from the Meijer store in Oxford, Mich., following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Police took a suspected shooter into custody and there were multiple victims, the Oakland County Sheriff's office said. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press via AP) Ryan Garza/AP

At least four students have been killed and seven more injured in a shooting Tuesday at a high school in Oxford, Michigan. A 15-year-old student is in custody, according to the local sheriff's office.

A deputy sheriff for the Oakland County Sheriff's Office confirmed the news, telling the Washington Examiner one of the injured victims was a school teacher. Officials identified Hanna St. Julian, 14, Tate Myre, 16, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17, as the four students killed in the shooting.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard confirmed three people were released from the hospital, with four remaining. Of those, one was in critical condition, another was in serious condition, and two were in stable condition as of Wednesday.

The shooting lasted approximately five minutes, according to Bouchard, and 30 rounds were fired, hitting 11 people. The shooter, identified as Ethan Crumbley, had 18 rounds remaining.

The FBI and Oakland County Sheriff's Office are handling the case.

"We responded to an active shooter at Oxford High School in Oxford Township at 12:55PM today," the office said, according to a tweet by Michigan State Police. "We have one suspected shooter in custody along with a handgun. We do not believe there are any other at this time."

US School Shooting Michigan
Oxford High School is shown in Oxford, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, where authorities say a student opened fire at the school. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Paul Sancya/AP


Crumbley has been identified as a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the high school. Officials said they believe he used a semi-automatic handgun and that the shooting lasted approximately five minutes.

The deputy sheriff told the Washington Examiner there was no resistance during the arrest, and the suspect has asked for a lawyer. The suspect has not made any statements about a motive.

"Pray for our families here in Oxford and our students," Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Thorne said in a press conference.

The school is located 45 miles north of Detroit, and residents were encouraged to stay away from the area.

Video reported by the Daily Mail showed students hiding in barricaded classrooms as someone knocked and spoke from outside.

"Sheriff's office. You can come out," he said.

One student told the person through the door they were not comfortable coming out of the room with a shooter on the loose.

Teenagers can then be seen jumping out of classroom windows to escape after the voice said, "Bro."

Despite early media reports speculating the person on the outside of the door was the shooter, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told reporters on Wednesday it was not the suspect and was "more than likely" a plain-clothes detective.

Michigan state Sen. Rosemary Bayer released a statement on the shooting.

"The news of today's school shooting at Oxford High school is simply horrifying," Bayer said. "On top of an already difficult situation with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our students now have to face this traumatic situation in a place that is supposed to be a safe space for students and growth."

Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, also sent her condolences.


“Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan. This is a time for us to come together and help our children feel safe at school,” Whitmer said in a statement.

The sheriff's office said all students who have been evacuated are being held at a nearby store.