In the US, a student opened fire at a school in Michigan, killing 3 students and injuring 8 people, including a teacher. Police said the incident took place at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday afternoon according to US time. The attacker was a 15-year-old student studying in the same school. The police has taken him into custody.
A 16-year-old boy and two girls aged 14 and 17 were among the students killed. Eight people were injured in the shooting, including a teacher. McCabe said: “It is not known at this time whether the three students killed were deliberately targeted or were the victims of indiscriminate firing.” Three sweeps of the entire campus have been done to check that no one else is trapped in the school. At present, the investigation is on.
A pistol has been recovered from the student
Police said that out of the 8 injured in the bullet injuries, 2 have been operated on. At the same time, the condition of 6 people is stable. A pistol has been recovered from the student who opened fire. Several empty cartridges have also been found in the school. After this, but it has been decided that the accused had fired 15-20 rounds of bullets. The attacker was not wearing body armor and he carried out the attack single-handedly. The reason why he was fired is being investigated.
John Lyman, Public Information Officer for the Rochester Hills Fire Department, said 25 agencies and 60 ambulances were pressed into service as soon as the news was received. However, the families of the students have been informed. So the expelled students along with their relatives have been shifted to a nearby store.
All nearby schools were closed
Oxford Community School officials issued a statement confirming the shooting, saying that “the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has secured the scene.” Oxford High School students and staff are being systematically taken to Meijer Garden Centre. and also they can be taken from there to their homes. Students who come by their own transport have been allowed to leave. So all other district schools have been closed for security reasons. However, there is no danger now.
It was the deadliest school shooting ever this year, according to Everytown for Gun Safety. Prior to Tuesday’s incident, there were 138 shootings in US schools in 2021, according to data provided by Everytown. There were 26 deaths in all those incidents, but not more than 2 people lost their lives in any one incident.
The deadliest school shooting in US history was the April 2007 attack at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, in which 33 people, including the shooter, were killed. This was followed by an attack on Sandy Hook Primary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012, in which 28 people, including 20 children and the shooter, were killed. In February 2018, a former student with an AR-15 assault rifle opened fire at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people.