A 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, is accused of a shooting with a semiautomatic handgun at his school Tuesday afternoon, killing three students and injuring six others, including a teacher.
The three people killed are all believed to be students, he said. Their identities have not been released.
“The suspect fired multiple shots, there are multiple victims,” he said. “He did not give us any resistance when he was taken into custody.”
Among the six who were wounded is a teacher. They have all been taken to hospitals for various injuries, according to officials.
MSP Metro Detroit confirmed the situation on Twitter.
The following is from the Oakland County Sheriff Office:
“We responded to an active shooter at Oxford High School in Oxford Township at 12:55PM today. We have one suspected shooter in custody along with a handgun. We do not believe there are any other at this time.”
“There are multiple victims (4-6). No confirmed fatal shooting victims at this time. News media can stage in the parking lot across the street from the Meijer next to McDonald’s at 655 N. Lapeer Rd. We will do a briefing at that location shortly.”
“We are still doing a secondary search of the school for any further victims. All evacuated students will be located at the Meijer store for reunification with parents or relatives.” Make sure to follow official reports for the most accurate information.
Authorities said it appears he was working alone, but some parents and students said they before the shooting they had heard before Tuesday rumors that there would be one at the school.
Police did not identify a motive or indicate whether anyone was targeted.
Law enforcement surrounded the school, helicopters swirled and worried parents took to social media to find out what was happening.
Oxford High School students who were interviewed by reporters afterward, described a chaotic and confused scene in which a voice came on over the intercom to announce an active shooter.
The police department said in the press conference that, the suspect, 15 Year-old sophomore, is in custody after the shooting incident involving a handgun.
“He’s not telling us anything at this point in time,” said Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCab