Michigan school shooting: Reward offered to find suspect's parents
US Marshals say the Michigan couple's son killed four students with the father's handgun.
Why have the parents been charged?On Friday, Oakland County lead prosecutor Karen McDonald acknowledged that charging parents in a child's alleged crime was highly unusual.According to her office's investigation, the boy was with his father last Friday when Mr Crumbley bought the firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.
A post on the boy's social media later that day showed off his dad's new weapon as "my new beauty", adding a heart emoji.How a medieval English law affects guns in New YorkJust one day before the shooting, a teacher said she saw the boy searching online for ammunition, which prompted a meeting with school officials, Ms McDonald said. After being informed of the incident, Mrs Crumbley texted her son: "LOL I'm not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught."
And on Tuesday morning - hours before the rampage - Mr and Mrs Crumbley were called into the school for an urgent meeting after teachers found a note by their son, including several drawings of guns and bloodied people alongside captions like "the thoughts won't stop. Help me", and "blood everywhere". The boy had also written "My life is useless" and "The world is dead", according to the prosecutor. headtopics.com
School officials told the pair they would have to seek counselling for their son.But the boy's parents did not want him to be removed from school that day, Ms McDonald said, and did not ask him whether he had the gun with him, or search his backpack.
At 13:22 later that day, Mrs Crumbley texted her son to say: "Ethan, don't do it." Minutes later her husband called police to report his gun was missing, said the prosecutor.But authorities say the boy had already emerged from the school bathroom and opened fire on fellow students.
Ms McDonald said the charges were meant to hold the Crumbleys accountable and to send a message about responsible gun ownership."The notion that a parent could read those words and also know that their son had access to a deadly weapon that they gave him is unconscionable, and it's criminal," she said.
The prosecutor had previously noted that, although the gun had been purchased legally, it "seems to have just been freely available" for the child's use. According to her, the suspect took the gun from an unlocked drawer in his parents' bedroom and brought it to school. headtopics.com
Image source,Getty ImagesNeither federal nor state law requires gun owners to keep their weapons locked away from their children.In a video message posted to YouTube on Thursday, the school's superintendent Tim Throne said that - while the boy and his parents had been called to the office - "no discipline was warranted" at the time.
He added that the school looked like a "war zone" and would not be ready to operate again for weeks.Ms McDonald alleged on Friday that, when James Crumbley heard about the shooting, he "drove straight to his home to look for his gun" before calling authorities to say he suspected his son was the perpetrator.
"I'm angry as a mother. I'm angry as a prosecutor. I'm angry as a person that lives in this county," she said. "There were a lot of things that could have been so simple to prevent."On Wednesday, prosecutors charged the boy as an adult. He now face charges of terrorism and first-degree murder.
Announcing the charges, Ms McDonald said her office had "a mountain of digital evidence" to show the suspect had planned the attack "well before the incident".Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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