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A total of nine people were shot dead, officials said. This includes one teacher and eight students, three of whom have been confirmed dead.
Oakland County, Michigan — Officials said a 15-year-old sophomore fired at a high school in Michigan on Tuesday, killing three students and injuring six, including a teacher.
Mike McCabe, an undersheriff in Oakland County, said at a news conference that he didn’t know what motivated the attack at Oxford Township’s Oxford High School, a community of about 22,000 people, about 30 miles north of Detroit.
At around 12:55 pm, police responded to a flood of 911 phones about active shooters at school, McCabe said. Authorities arrested the suspect at school and recovered a semi-automatic pistol and some clips.
“The agent confronted him and he had a weapon. They detained him,” McCabe said, refusing to share details about the arrest.
Authorities did not immediately disclose the names of the suspects and victims.
Tim Sloan, director of the Oxford Community School, said it is not yet known if the victim’s name or family was contacted.
“I was surprised. It’s devastating,” the upset director told reporters.
After the attack, the school was closed and some children were evacuated to locked classrooms while police were searching the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meyer grocery store and picked up by their parents.
Investigators are looking for evidence of possible motivations by looking at posts on social media, McCabe said.
Robin Reading, a 12th grade parent, told The Associated Press that he had trouble at school.
“He wasn’t in school today. He just said,’Well, I don’t feel comfortable. None of the kids we go to school with go today,” said Reading.
Details will be announced at a press conference at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.
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