Teachers had concerns about suspected Oxford High School shooter’s behavior, police say

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 7:29 PM EST
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PONTIAC, Mich. (WILX) - Authorities revealed Thursday that two teachers at Oxford High School allegedly reported “concerning behavior” from the 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven others the day before the shooting.

The teachers reportedly had two meetings with Ethan Crumbley, including one with his parents just hours before he allegedly opened fire inside the high school.

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At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Oakland County sheriff Mike Bouchard declined to detail what the teacher’s concerns were and that law enforcement was not aware of the meetings until after the shooting.

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Crumbley was moved from a juvenile detention facility to Oakland County Jail. He is accused of killing four students.

  • 16-year-old Tate Myre
  • 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana
  • 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin
  • 17-year-old Justin Shilling

Seven others were wounded during Tuesday’s shooting.

  • A 15-year-old who had been shot in the leg was discharged Tuesday.
  • A 17-year-old girl is expected to survive after being shot in the neck.
  • A 14-year-old boy was discharged Wednesday. He had been shot in the jaw and hand.
  • A 17-year-old girl who had been shot in the chest was initial in critical condition, but has improved. She is expected to survive.
  • A 14-year-old girl was initially in critical condition after being shot in the chest and neck. She has improved and is expected to survive.
  • A 17-year-old boy who had been shot in the hip was discharged Tuesday.
  • A 47-year-old teacher who had been shot in the shoulder was discharged Tuesday.

Update: Suspect’s parents resisted removing him from Oxford High School 3 hours before fatal shooting

Crumbley was charged as an adult Wednesday with one charge of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

If convicted, he faces life in prison without parole.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4911 or by email at

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