Update: The Detriot Free Press reports that the lawyers for the parents of the Michigan school shooter said Friday that James and Jennifer Crumbley are returning to the area to be arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter.
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According to an interesting new report from CNN, the parents of the suspected Michigan high school shooter, who were charged on Friday with four counts of involuntary manslaughter connected to the Nov. 30 massacre that left four teens dead and seven people injured, including a teacher, are now missing. The firearm the teenager used, a 9mm Sig Sauer, was purchased by his father just four days before the attack. In total, Ethan Crumbley faces 24 different counts as an adult.
The decision to pursue criminal charges against James and Jennifer Crumbley is a rarity in the U.S. legal system, which seldom holds parents of school shooters accountable for their child’s actions. But there is a lot of evidence against them.
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Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said on Friday that on Nov. 21, a teacher at Oxford High observed Ethan Crumbley searching for ammunition on his cell phone during class. The teacher then reported it to school officials. Administrators then left a voicemail for Jennifer Crumbley and followed that up with an email, but there was no reply. At that point, Jennifer texted Ethan, saying, “lol I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught,” McDonald said.
There were a lot of red flags.
On the morning of the shooting, Ethan’s teacher was “alarmed” by a drawing he made of a handgun, with the text: “The thoughts won’t stop. Help me.” Ethan had also drawn a bullet with the words: “Blood everywhere,” which should have been addressed.
“The parents were the only individuals in the position to know the access to weapons,” McDonald said on Thursday. The gun “seems to have been just freely available to that individual,” she said.
Oakland county sheriff Michael Bouchard told CNN that a huge effort was being put into tracking the pair down. “Every available resource that’s there, it is happening. It is going on right now,” he said.
“So the Crumbleys are missing now?”
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 3, 2021
We reported that Ethan’s mother Jennifer publicly supported then-President-elect President Donald Trump in an open letter on her blog in 2016, and praised and thanked Trump for her right to bear arms.
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