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The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught in a commercial building in Detroit, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.

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12/4/2021 4:15:00 PM

The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught in a commercial building in Detroit , several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at Oxford High School were found hiding in a Detroit building early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.

ADVERTISEMENTUnder Michigan law, the involuntary manslaughter charge filed against the parents can be pursued if authorities believe someone contributed to a situation where there was a high chance of harm or death.Parents in the U.S. are rarely charged in school shootings involving their children, even as most minors get guns from a parent or relative’s house, according to experts.

School officials became concerned about the younger Crumbley on Monday, a day before the shooting, when a teacher saw him searching for ammunition on his phone, McDonald said.Jennifer Crumbley was contacted and subsequently told her son in a text message: “Lol. I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught,” according to the prosecutor.

On Tuesday, a teacher found a note on Ethan’s desk and took a photo. It was a drawing of a gun pointing at the words, “The thoughts won’t stop. Help me,” McDonald said.There also was a drawing of a bullet, she said, with words above it: “Blood everywhere.”

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Between the gun and the bullet was a person who appeared to have been shot twice and is bleeding. He also wrote, “My life is useless” and “The world is dead,” according to the prosecutor.The school quickly had a meeting with Ethan and his parents, who were told to get him into counseling within 48 hours, McDonald said.

The Crumbleys failed to ask their son about the gun or check his backpack and “resisted the idea of their son leaving the school at that time,” McDonald said.Instead, the teen returned to class and the shooting subsequently occurred.“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 — it’s criminal,” the prosecutor said.

Jennifer Crumbley texted her son after the shooting, saying, “Ethan, don’t do it,” McDonald said.James Crumbley called 911 to say that a gun was missing from their home and that Ethan might be the shooter. The gun had been kept in an unlocked drawer in the parents’ bedroom, McDonald said.

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Ethan accompanied his father for the gun purchase on Nov. 26 and posted photos of the firearm on social media, saying, “Just got my new beauty today,” McDonald said.Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Jennifer Crumbley wrote on social media that it is a “mom and son day testing out his new Christmas present,” the prosecutor said.

Asked at a news conference if the father could be charged for purchasing the gun for the son, McDonald said that would be the decision of federal authorities.In avideo messageto the community Thursday, the head of Oxford Community Schools said the high school looks like a “war zone” and won’t be ready for weeks. Superintendent Tim Throne repeatedly complimented students and staff for how they responded to the violence.

He also acknowledged the meeting of Crumbley, the parents and school officials. Throne offered no details but summed it up by saying, “No discipline was warranted.”McDonald was asked about the decision to keep Crumbley in school.“Of course, he shouldn’t have gone back to that classroom. ... I believe that is a universal position. I’m not going to chastise or attack, but yeah,” she said.

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Asked if school officials may potentially be charged, McDonald said: “The investigation’s ongoing.”___White reported from Detroit. Associated Press journalist Mike Householder in Detroit and David Eggert in Lansing, Mich., also contributed to this report.

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TheCrumbleyRittenhouseCrew …This is “white” America. Do you see the young child with a gun in her hands? Now, “white” America is going prosecute the parents of young Crumbley for buying their son a gun. Prosecute this Congressman! I’m pro guns won’t change my mind on that, but you don’t give pistols to a 15yr old.

Good Why are so many white parents not raising their kids as caring and decent human beings? All school shootings have been done by white kids. Parents need to take a bigger role. Mental Health Matters Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law and throw away the key! I want to see what the defense conjures up to depict this family as your normal all-American with a strong set of values but just made out to be the bad guys because of the media.

There is an errant thought process that children are better off at school. No one knew he had the gun. Apparently, no one thought to search his backpack. Many districts have very specific protocols for searching a student's belongings. How can we possibly move forward it... So now that they are arrested too who will be Ethan’s ” guardian “. Just trying to understand the law .

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Key moments surrounding Michigan high school shootings | AP NewsA prosecutor has charged the parents of a 15-year-old boy who is accused of killing four students and wounding others in a shooting at a Michigan high school this week. Here is a timeline of events beginning days before the rampage. cc: Mother Rittenhouse Notice how there is a pattern of abuse and bullying that always seems to lead up to this?

Aaand the right wing go fund me starts. She sure loved her some trump... Let the parents of the dead children question these parents about why they gave their son a gun. “Lol. I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught,” Involuntary manslaughter is a slap on the wrist..what will happen probation?

Lemme help ya with this: The complicit former fugitives crumbleyparents of white domestic terrorist school shooting murderer Ethan crumbley were found hiding in a warehouse 40 miles away from their arraignment because WhitePrivilege LET THEM GET AWAY. use your fucking words. Responsible gun owners are like a truthful politician. They don’t exist…every home I have ever been in that says they are a responsible gun owner, I have found a loaded unlocked weapon

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