The three teens who were killed by a fellow student at their Michigan high school were recognized Tuesday night — as authorities disclosed the gunman’s father acquired the weapon just four days before the berserk.
Some of the victims in the dreadful shooting was Tate Myre, a 16-year-old
football player at Oxford High School who died from his injuries on the way to the hospital in the back of a patrol car.
The two other victims were Hana St. Juliana , 14 and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, as stated by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
“This kind of thing can happen anywhere and sadly it happened even in a sweet quiet community like Oxford,”
Oakland County Sheriff Michael J Bouchard said at a Tuesday night press briefing.
The 15-year-old suspect, a sophomore at the school, as well injured seven other students, age from 14 to 17, and a 47-year-old teacher, authorities said.
Three of the wounded students, a 15-year-old boy, and two girls, ages 14 and 17, are in threatening condition.
The shooter was not injured and taken into custody in the hallway of the school by deputies who appeared on scene within 2 to 3 minutes of the first 911 call reporting the gunfire.
Myre, a junior running back and middle linebacker on the football squad, was recounted by a fellow Michigan high school football player as a dearly loved athlete in the area.
“He was a standout player. He inspired many people and was loved by many people,”
Matt Johnson, 17, told The Post.
Johnson, who attends a different high school and has played against Myre, said he was in “utter shock” when he learned of the calamity earlier Tuesday.
“There’s just no words to describe it. I just can’t believe stuff like this happens and stuff like this is allowed to happen.”
TikTok video shows Oxford High School students fleeing shooter
Baldwin, the oldest of three siblings, was a senior who had already been accepted to several colleges, her family told ClickOnDetroit.
Authorities said the teen suspected of carrying out the shocking attack was in police custody at a juvenile detention center and on suicide watch.
He has kept possession of a lawyer at the direction of his parents and declined to speak with investigators, Oakland County Sheriff Michael J Bouchard said at a Tuesday night press briefing.
Bouchard said the gun used in the shooting was a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol that was bought by the boy’s father on Nov. 26.
Investigators are of the opinion that the shooter fired off at least 12 shots and had taken three 15-round magazines with him to school, hiding the weapon and bullets in a bag that was later discovered by canine units.
A search warrant was conducted at the teen’s home and authorities recovered many items, as well as the boy’s phone, Bouchard said.
Deputies will present the case to the local prosecutor who will resolve on the charges, as stated by Bouchard.
Reason for the shooting is still uncertain.
Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe stressed at an prior information that online conspiracy theories and rumors, in addition to claims that the attack had been planned, were not confirmed.
Bouchard touched on the same subject matter Tuesday night, saying that “none” of the gossips were reported to police before now.
Oxford high, which has about 1,800 students, had been singled out in a very strange deliberate destruction incident a few weeks ago when someone thrown a deer head from the school’s roof and spattering red paint on some of its windows.
The school admitted in a later letter to parents that occurring afterwards rumors might be a
“concern’’ to them.
McCabe said the deliberate destruction was
to Tuesday’s massacre.