Tag Archives: school shootings

Death Penalty Phase Begins For Parkland Mass Shooter

The Associated Press reports: Jury selection in the deadliest mass shooting ever to go to trial will begin Monday with preliminary screening for the panel that will determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be put to death for murdering 17 students and staff members at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Court officials say 1,500 candidates or more could be brought …

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Michigan Mass Shooter Denied Transfer To Juvenile Jail

Click On Detroit reports: Suspected Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley’s request to be transferred to the Oakland County Children’s Village has been denied, and he will remain in jail. The decision comes one week after the 15-year-old went in front of a judge to argue that he should return to the Children’s Village. His defense tried to convince a …

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MI School Mass Shooter Wants To Read His “Fan Mail”

NBC News reports: The 15-year-old accused in the deadly mass shooting at his suburban Detroit high school in November should be kept in adult jail as he awaits trial, prosecutors said Tuesday. Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Collins said during a hearing about the teenager’s confinement that he’s demonstrated he can be calculating, has a desire to be remembered for …

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Sandy Hook Families To Focus On Gun Marketing

The Associated Press reports: After agreeing to a $73 million lawsuit settlement with gun-maker Remington, the families of nine Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims say they are shifting their focus to ending firearms advertising with macho, military themes that exploit young men’s insecurities, all in the hopes of preventing more mass shootings. The families say Remington used those kinds …

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Gunmaker To Pay Sandy Hook Families $73 Million

NBC News reports: Relatives of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have reached a historic settlement with Remington, the maker of the rifle used in the massacre, according to court documents. The settlement comes after a protracted legal battle over how the gunmaker marketed its firearm. The dollar amount of the settlement was not immediately known. A …

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California Bill Would Require Parents To Disclose If They Have Guns At Home As Well As How They Are Stored

Courthouse News reports: A newly proposed California bill would require parents of public and charter schools students to disclose whether any guns are kept at their homes as well as how they are stored. State Senator Anthony Portantino, a Democrat, introduced the bill that he said prioritizes student safety by increasing available information on gun access and safe at-home storage …

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Accused Michigan School Shooter To Plead Insanity

The Detroit Free Press reports: Teenager Ethan Crumbley plans to pursue an insanity defense for his alleged role in the Oxford High School mass shooting that killed four Oxford students, injured seven others and devastated an entire community, according to a Thursday court filing. “Please take notice that … Ethan Crumbley intends to assert the defense of insanity at the …

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MI Mass Shooter’s Parents Lose Bid For Lower Bail

Law & Crime reports: A Michigan judge has refused to lower a $500,000 bond for the parents of 15-year-old alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley. The decision came at the end of a hearing where prosecutors alleged that the teen was “fascinated with guns and Nazi propaganda” and where James and Jennifer Crumbley, the teen’s parents, shook their heads to contest …

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Prosecutors: MI Shooter’s Parents Ignored Warnings

The Detroit Free Press reports: The parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect knew that their son was depressed and heading down a dangerous and violent path, but they ignored his “troubling” texts and other red flags, failed to get him help and paid attention to their own lives instead, including having extramarital affairs, the prosecutor disclosed in a …

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Michigan School Shooter’s Parents To Remain Jailed

The Detroit News reports: The parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect will spend the holidays in jail, though their lawyers are preparing arguments to have their detention revisited as both remain locked up on $500,000 bonds. Shackled at the hands and feet, the parents appeared in 52-3 District Court in Rochester on Tuesday as Judge Julie Nicholson postponed …

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MI Shooter And Parents Are “Deliberately Estranged”

The Detroit News reports: The parents of accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley will have no influence, and likely no insight, into their juvenile son’s high-stakes criminal case or life in the near term, legal experts say. Ethan Crumbley and his parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are deliberately estranged, and the teen’s court-appointed lawyer, Paulette Michel Loftin, does not …

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PA Teenagers Arrested In Alleged School Shooting Plot

Johnstown’s ABC News affiliate reports: Authorities have provided new details about the investigation into the Westmont Hilltop High School trespassing incident, which they are now calling an alleged school shooting plot. Investigators say as a result of subsequent search warrants, a total of five AR-15 style firearms, a rifle, a shotgun and additional ammunition were seized from the home of …

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Mass Shooting Victim Sues MI School District For $100M

Reuters reports: A deadly shooting at a Michigan high school that authorities have said was carried out by a 15-year-old boy was “entirely preventable,” according to a lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages filed on Thursday against the school district and its officials on behalf of two sisters who survived the rampage. The 44-page lawsuit was filed in federal court …

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Police: We Expected MI Shooter’s Parents Would Flee

The Detroit Free Press reports: Detroit Police Chief James White specifically prepared his police officers to get ready in case the parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect — who are also criminally charged in the case — fled to Detroit, the Free Press learned Sunday. “We literally talked about the possibility of Mr. and Mrs. Crumbley in the …

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MI Shooter’s Parents Held On $500,000 Bond Each

The Washington Post reports: The parents of a 15-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting four classmates at a Michigan high school were ordered held Saturday on $500,000 bond each, hours after they were found hiding in a commercial building in Detroit and taken into custody. The couple pleaded not guilty to all charges. Jennifer Crumbley was fighting back tears when …

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Fainting Woman Sparks Panic At Vigil For MI Victims

The Daily Beast reports: A vigil for victims of the recent shooting at Oxford High School descended into chaos Friday when an attendee fainted, leading to cries for help in the crowd—and then a wave of people scrambling at what they thought was fresh violence. A reporter for Oakland County’s Local4 News captured hundreds of attendees running in various directions, …

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Michigan Shooter’s Parents Collared After Manhunt

Click On Detroit reports: The parents of a teen accused of carrying out a mass shooting at Oxford High School became wanted fugitives Friday when police couldn’t find them to bring them in to face involuntary manslaughter charges. James and Jennifer Crumbley were finally were arrested early Saturday morning in Detroit. Police said a business owner called 911 to report …

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Fugitive Task Force Seeks Parents Of Michigan Shooter

The Detroit News reports: The Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team is searching Friday for the parents of an Oxford High teenager charged in Tuesday’s school shooting after the couple stopped responding to their attorney, according to authorities. James and Jennifer Crumbley of Oxford were named in criminal warrants Friday, with each being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in …

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Prosecutor: Mother Of MI Shooter Texted “LOL I’m Not Mad At You” After He Was Caught Googling For Ammo

CNN reports: After the Michigan shooting suspect, Ethan Crumbley, posted about his gun on social media, his mother, Jennifer Crumbley also created a social media post, saying her son was “testing out his new Christmas present,” Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said Friday as she announced the charges that her office is bringing against his parents. When a teacher reported …

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BREAKING: Parents Charged In MI School Shooting

The Associated Press reports: A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan High School. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. Authorities have said Ethan Crumbley opened fire shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford High …

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