Opinion | What's at stake in the case against Ethan Crumbley's parents

Charging Jennifer and James Crumbley with manslaughter for allegedly permitting Ethan Crumbley access to the gun used at Oxford High School sends a strong message.

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12/6/2021 12:41:00 AM

Charging the parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect with manslaughter is not unprecedented, but it may signal a new trend, Danny Cevallos writes for NBCNewsTHINK.

Charging Jennifer and James Crumbley with manslaughter for allegedly permitting Ethan Crumbley access to the gun used at Oxford High School sends a strong message.

. (All have pleaded not guilty.)Like many midwestern states, Michigan has a strong hunting tradition, and fully anticipates its minor children will handle firearms.At the press conference announcing the charges, McDonald openly expressed her frustration with Michigan’s firearms laws. Like many midwestern states, Michigan has a strong hunting tradition, and fully anticipates its minor children will handle firearms. In some more rural school districts — close to where I grew up —

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dayof the deer season off to go hunting with a parent. That’s likely why McDonald kept stressing the importance of “responsible” gun ownership. She’s acknowledging to her constituents — and voters — that teens can have access to firearms in Michigan if done responsibly. This is in contrast to

what the state alleges the Crumbleys did: allow their son access to a gun despite repeated warnings that he might use the weapon to hurt others.Charging the parents with manslaughter for permitting their child access to a firearm used in a shooting is not unprecedented, but it may signal a new trend. The prosecutor here is not charging the parents under specific gun-related statutes. Rather, involuntary manslaughter can be applied to any creative theory of gross negligence that results in death. Maybe heightened parental responsibility standards is a solution that both sides of the gun debate can get behind. We can provide schools with security plans and active shooter drills, but making more parents criminally responsible could be a powerful preventative fix. headtopics.com

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THINK Rittenhouse THINK Watching how this progresses with interest. Transferring some of the blame to parents who provide children with guns might make people think twice before handing them over. THINK Will this type of prosecution be extended to the parents of all violent juveniles….it should !!! Time to make parents responsible !!!

THINK About time. THINK They ignored school officials and what their child wrote. THINK Hundreds of black on black shootings everyday are you going to charge their parents?

UPDATE: Parents Of School Shooting Suspect Ethan Crumbley ApprehendedThey failed to show up for their arraignment on four charges each of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly Michigan school shooting.

Manhunt Launched After Parents Of School Shooting Suspect Ethan Crumbley VanishThey failed to show up for their arraignment on four charges each of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly Michigan school shooting. No comment HOW DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING The school district is in a world of trouble now. That they would send him back into the classroom instead of in-school detention or calling CPS to remove him when his parents left is troublesome.

Michigan shooter's parents charged with manslaughterParents of US Michigan high school shooter charged with involuntary manslaughter have left the town 'for their safety'

Prosecutor lays out disturbing timeline in explaining why school shooting suspect's parents were chargedThe parents of the suspected shooter at Oxford High School in Michigan have each been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald laid out a disturbing timeline in explaining why they were charged. The crumbly’s lawyer should be arrested if he does not tell law enforcement officials where his clients are Why can’t Darryl Brookes parents be held accountable Those parents bought him that weapon and they had no concern for his mental well-being. I hope they throw the book at them.

The parents of alleged Michigan school shooter arrested in Detroit, authorities sayThe parents of the alleged Michigan school shooter were taken into custody early Saturday morning in Detroit after the pair went missing, police said. No bail for you! Why? Everyone needs a gun! You get a gun! And you get a gun! Yay, it's gun day at Target!

The parents of alleged Michigan school shooter were arrested in Detroit, authorities sayA tip led police to the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, who were arrested in Detroit on manslaughter charges, officials said Saturday. Good Aren’t these Trump loving parents all about Law and Order? But when the authorities are after them they run…? Hypocrites! The parents of the alleged Michigan school shooter were taken into custody early Saturday morning in Detroit after the pair evaded capture. There, fixed it for you.