“I’m not funny when I say this, but he could still be at school. He’s still 15 years old. ”
These words were spoken during Monday afternoon’s hearing by Deborah McKelvy, the court-appointed guardian of the suspected Oxford High School shooter. Ethan Crumbley, according to a report in Independence.
Both McKelvy and Crumbley appeared via Zoom to the Rochester Hills, Michigan, the court. Crumbley is currently being held without bail at the Oakland County Jail.
McKelvy told Judge Nancy Carniak it would be in Crumbley’s “best interests” to move him to the local juvenile facility, the Oakland County Children’s Villages.
“For his age and mental, physical and emotional health, living in The Village will serve him more than where he is,” she added.
Concerned about his mental and emotional health? Is she kidding us? What about the anguish of the families and friends of the victims of this monster?
After allegedly killing 4 of his classmates and injuring 7 others, Crumbley lost his right to be educated around other children.
The Independent notes that “inmates at the juvenile facility receive on-campus education in core subjects in partnership with the Waterford School District.”
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Another reason McKelvy made this request is because Crumbley “can hear other adults, which violates the statutes regarding juveniles being held in adult facilities”. CNN reported.
Crumbley’s attorney, Paulette Loftin, agrees with McKelvy. She told the judge that the 15-year-old suspected killer “does not pose a threat to other minors.”
“This incident is basically all we’re looking at today,” she said, according to CNN.
Yes, you read that right. Like “that one incident” was “basically” John Wilkes Booth’s only crime.
This request is insane as it would return Crumbley to an environment where he is capable of attacking other minors.
Assistant Prosecutor Marc Keast, appalled by these concerns, said: “This is a mass murder at a school. This was planned. This has been calculated in advance. He was targeting minors.”
Keast told the judge he would contact the prison to make sure Crumbley was “not within sight or sound of an adult”.
Mercifully, Judge Carniak denied McKelvy’s request.
Charges against Crumbley include: one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to kill and 12 counts of possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
His victims include 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin; Tate Myre, 16 years old; Hana St. Juliana, 14 years old; and Justin Shilling, 17 years old.
Crumbley has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
CNN reports that his parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, each faced four counts of involuntary manslaughter and pleaded not guilty.
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