The day before the Oxford High School shooting, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley was caught by a teacher checking different types of ammunition on his mobile phone. Worried, school officials called and emailed the boy’s mother, but got no response.
What she did was text her son: ‘LOL, I’m not mad at him. You have to learn not to get caught. ‘
She sent her son a different text message when news broke about an active shooter on campus.
“Ethan, don’t do that.”
Disturbing new details about the events leading up to the latest school shooting to rock America were revealed Friday when a Michigan prosecutor charges Jennifer and James Crumbley with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
James legally purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 pistol four days before his 15-year-old son brought it to school and opened fire. A store manager confirmed Ethan was there when he bought it. The gun was kept in an unlocked drawer in James’ bedroom.
His son shared a photo of the shotgun on Instagram with the caption: ‘I just got my new look today. ”
The next day, a post Jennifer posted on social media read: ‘Mother and son day trying out his new Christmas present.’
Ethan was flagged twice by school officials for his involvement in the behavior. The first time was a day before filming, and the second just a few hours before.
On the day of the crime, a teacher noticed Ethan left a disturbing note on his desk, filled with alarming images and the words: ‘Thoughts won’t stop. Help me.’
The teacher was so confused, she took a picture on her mobile phone of the note, which contained a semi-automatic pistol, a person with a bullet wound, a smiling emoji and some related sentences. other: ‘blood is everywhere’, ‘life is in vain’ and ‘dead world’.
James and Jennifer were immediately called to the campus, told they needed to get their son in for a consultation within 48 hours and asked if they wanted to take him home now.
They decided he should stay at school. Ethan returned to class with the gun in his backpack.
Prosecutor Karen McDonald said: ‘The notion that a parent could read those words and also know their son had access to a deadly weapon they gave him, is unconscionable. and I think it’s a crime,’ prosecutor Karen McDonald said on Friday.
After being shown the violent note at school, neither parent asked if their son had a gun, where the gun was or if it was in his backpack, McDonald said.
“While the shooter was someone who entered the high school and pulled the trigger, there were other individuals who contributed to this, at the events of November 30, and I intend to force them,” McDonald said. must be responsible.
Ethan has been charged as an adult with two dozen counts, including murder, attempted murder and terrorism, for Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School that left four teenagers dead and seven others. injured, including a teacher.
A judge pleaded not guilty to Ethan on Wednesday. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 13.
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https://metro.co.uk/2021/12/03/michigan-school-shooting-mother-texted-him-learn-not-to-get-caught-15713832/ Michigan school shooting: Mom texts him, 'learn not to get caught'