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Why was the Michigan shooting suspect kicked out of class?

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NewsNation Now) – After four students were killed in a school shooting in Michigan last week, there are still many questions surrounding why the student charged in the attack was allowed to return to class later. when a disturbing note he wrote is discovered.

Oxford Community School leaders declined requests for interviews, despite calls from the community asking for answers. On Friday, the head of the school district released a letter to parents detailing his version of events.

According to the letter, a teacher reported that Ethan Crumbley drew a gun with the words “Thoughts won’t stop. Help me,” said school counselors and student principals Tuesday. Crumbley was taken to the guidance office.

His parents were called, but the school district said they refused to send him home and he was sent back to class.

In a letter to parents, the superintendent defends school staff, saying that counselors make decisions based on their experience and without all the facts that we know of now.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel told NewsNation on Sunday that “anything is possible” referring to potential criminal charges against school officials who were made aware of the conduct. alarming students.

“I don’t want to jump to any conclusions because again, we don’t have that information at this point,” Nessel said. “But it is an important part of the investigation. People want to make sure these questions are answered. ”

“I see a lot of negligence, but I don’t anticipate charges against anyone at the school,” said David Steingold, a Detroit-area defense attorney. “You will have to show specific intentions. None of the staff had any criminal intent.”

For the others, the gun was legally sold to James Crumbley by a local dealer, according to investigators. According to the Giffords Law Center, the gun industry is protected from civil lawsuits over its products. track gun issues.

Crumbley was charged as an adult with murder and terrorism, among other charges. His parents were arrested early Saturday morning after a manhunt led police to a warehouse in Detroit. The parents’ car was discovered outside.

“They’re in our prison,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “All three of them. Son and both father and mother have separated each one separately.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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JACLYN DIAZ

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