- BBC News World
Michigan police have arrested the parents of a student named as the perpetrator of a shooting at a Michigan school early Tuesday.
James Y. Jennifer Crumble They were found in a building in Detroit. Earlier in the day, authorities rewarded the two with $ 10,000 for information leading to their arrest because they failed to appear in court on Friday.
Both face charges Spontaneous assassination.
After the shooting, they both fled, although the couple’s lawyer said they did so for their own protection.
His son Ethan Crumble has been accused of using his father’s gun in an attack this week on a high school in Oxford, 60 kilometers north of Detroit.
Four were killed and seven were injured In filming on Tuesday. The victims were identified as 16-year-old Tate Myer, 17-year-old Madison Baldwin, 14-year-old Hannah St. Juliana and 17-year-old Justin Shilling.
The student has pleaded guilty to several charges, including terrorism.
Prosecutors accused the parents of ignoring the warning signs, calling some of their previous actions “too bad.”
Why blame the parents?
Auckland County Attorney General Karen McDonald admitted Friday that blaming parents for a child’s crime is very unusual.
According to his office investigation, Crumble bought the gun believed to have been used in the shooting when the young man was with his father last Friday.
Ethan Crumble later posted a photo of the gun with a message on Instagram. “I just got a new beauty today”He wrote next to a heart emoji.
The day before the shooting, a teacher said Ethan was looking for ammunition on the Internet, which led to a meeting with school officials, McDonald explained.
After being informed of the incident, Crumbley’s mother texted her son: “Haha, I’m not angry with you. You have to learn not to get caught.”
On Tuesday morning, just hours after the incident, Crumbley’s parents were called to the school’s emergency meeting after teachers found a note from their son, with various paintings of guns and bloody headlines such as “Thoughts don’t stop” and “blood everywhere.”
School officials said they wanted to counsel their son.
McDonald said Ethan Crumbley’s parents did not want to take their son out of school that day, and did not ask if he had a gun or if he went through the backpack he brought to school.
McDonald explained that the charges should make Crambles responsible, as well as send a message about having a responsible gun.
“The idea that a parent can read those words It is unthinkable and criminal to know that your child has a deadly weapon given to them“, He revealed.
Although the gun was legally purchased, the lawyer previously stated that it “seems to be available for free” for the use of teenagers.
According to her, The suspect took the gun from a keyless drawer in his parents’ room He took her to school.
There are no federal or state laws requiring gun owners to keep guns locked out of the reach of their children.
In a video message posted on YouTube on Thursday, the school’s supervisor, Tim Throne, said that although the teenager and his parents had been called to the office, “no disciplinary action was required” at the time.
The throne said the school was like a “war zone” and would not be ready to run again for weeks.
After learning of the shooting of James Crumble, McDonald was charged on Friday. “Went straight home to look for his gun” before calling officers To say that he suspects his son is a teacher.
He also pointed out that after the truth, the mother sent a text message to her son: “Ethan, don’t do that”.
“I’m angry as a mother, I’m angry as a lawyer, I’m angry as a person who lives in this county,” the lawyer said.
“There were a lot of things that could have been so much easier to prevent.”
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