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Michigan school shooting suspect reportedly posted pics of gun before slaughter

Oxford High School, where a student opened fire, killing three of their classmates and wounding several others, on November 30, 2021.
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Oxford High School, where a student opened fire, killing three of their classmates and wounding several others, on November 30, 2021.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya

The Michigan school shooting suspect reportedly displayed a picture of the semi-automatic handgun used in the massacre on social media before he opened fire on classmates and teachers at Oxford High School, as stated by the local sheriff.

“It’s my understanding, again, that this was a recent weapon purchase,”

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Tuesday night concerning the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 pistol the suspect’s father bought on Black Friday.

“He had been shooting with it and posted pictures of a target and the weapon. That’s all part of what’s being looked at. We’re going to do a deep dive on the social media and all the activities of this young man,”

he added concerning the 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore, CNN reported.

Local outlet Fox 2 Detroit as well reported that before the suspect’s social media pages were taken offline, he posted what seemed to be a countdown.

The home of the Oxford High School shooter was found to have several loaded guns as well as several pieces of critical evidence.
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“Now I become death – destroyer of worlds – see you tomorrow Oxford,”

he allegedly wrote on Instagram, as stated by the outlet.

Authorities have not reacted on that post nevertheless investigators stand firm that they would scour the social media posts of the supposed shooter.

A reason for the shooting is still not clear.  but some said the teen was bullied, as stated by  the Detroit Free Press.

Oxford High students holding candles become emotional as they are asked to stand during a vigil at Lake Pointe Community Church after a shooting at Oxford High School.
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The handgun used in the attack was acquired by the boy’s father on Black Friday, four days before the shooting, Bouchard said, adjoining that the dad reportedly bought a third magazine that law enforcement officers have not yet discovered.

He did not say where the gun was bought and whether it was new or used.

The suspect had not less than two 15-round magazines, in addition to the one with seven remaining bullets, when he was nabbed, the sheriff said

Oakland County sheriff’s investigators and FBI agents swarm the Oxford shooter’s home on November 30, 2021.
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“When they took it from him, he had a loaded firearm. He was coming down the hall. That again, I believe, interrupted what potentially could have been seven more victims,”

he added, as stated by the Detroit Free Press.

Some parents told the Free Press that their kids heard gossips of planned brutality before school Tuesday — and some took it solemnly enough to stop their children from going to class.

Still, Bouchard said that “none” of the rumors had been reported to the police.

Several guns bought by the alleged shooter’s father were taken away as well as the teen’s phone.
FOX 2 DETROIT

A search warrant was carried out at the teen’s home and authorities recovered many items, inclusive of the boy’s phone, he said.

Several clearly visible long guns as well were removed from the home by Oakland County Sheriff’s Office investigators and FBI agents, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

A former FBI special agent, Andy Arena told Fox 2 Detroit that

“the next few days are going to be key to see what caused this individual to do this. Was this a random act, or was there a specific reason he went after these individuals — usually there is — usually in hindsight, they went after a (certain person).”

Tate Myre was killed by his classmate on November 30, 2021, when he attempted to disarm the gunman.
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Hana St. Juliana was also reportedly killed by the gunman when he opened fire on November 30, 2021.
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Madisyn Baldwin is one of the three fatalities in the Oxford High School shooting on November 30, 2021.
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Arena added:

“A lot of this is going to hinge on forensics, particularly what this individual was looking at on his computer, and what he was doing on social media. His activity on social media.”

Oxford High School, where a student opened fire, killing three of their classmates and wounding several others, on November 30, 2021.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Cyber forensics investigators will not only look at what the suspect displayed, but what he expunged.

“What was he looking at? What was he searching? What was he reading?” Arena said. “Those type of things. It will give us a clearer picture to see what was in his mind and what drove him to do this horrific act.”

Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer’s parking lot where many students gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School.
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The alleged shooter is being held at Children’s Village and is not collaborating with the police. His name has not been released awaiting decision on criminal charges.

FBI INVESTIGATIONS,    MICHIGAN SCHOOLS,   SOCIAL MEDIA,    12/1/21

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