Parents of Michigan’s Oxford High School Shooting Suspect Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald has formally filed charges of involuntary manslaughter against the parents of the 15-year-old who brought a gun to Oxford High School and opened fire on students and staff Tuesday, according to Click on Detroit.
Each parent faces four counts of involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, each faces 15 years in prison and $7,500 in fines.
Four students were fatally shot in the mass shooting, and nine others were injured.
WOOD-TV8 reports that prior to announcing that she would press charges against the parents, she said that their actions surrounding the case went, "far beyond negligence.”
Multiple news outlets have reported that the 9 mm Sig Sauer SP2022 pistol that the suspect used during the attack was purchased by his father mere days before the shooting occurred.
What Charges Does the Shooter Face?
The 15-year-old shooter is being charged as an adult, and faces one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and twelve counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
If convicted, he faces life in prison.
Who Were the Victims of the Oxford High School Shooting?
Here's what we know about the victims of the shooting:
- Tate Myer (16) - Myer was a star football player at Oxford High. Currently, there is a petition to rename the school's football stadium after him.
- Madisyn Baldwin (17) - CBS reports that Baldwin was an artist who was set to graduate this year and head off to college.
- Hana St. Juliana (14) - St. Juliana was a basketball player at Oxford High. According to the team's Twitter page, she had played her debut high school game the night before the shooting.
- Justin Schilling (17) - Schilling passed away in the hospital the day after the shooting. CBS reports that he was the co-captain of the school's bowling team.
This is a developing story.