Ethan Crumbley, a 15-year-old sophomore at Oxford High School in Michigan, has been charged as an adult with murder, terrorism and other counts for the mass shooting at the school Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
A fourth student, 17-year-old Justin Shilling, died Wednesday morning as a result of the shooting, hours before the charges were announced by prosecutor Karen McDonald. McDonald expressed confidence that prosecutors will be able to show the attack was premeditated. “There is a mountain of digital evidence. Videotape, social media, all digital evidence possible,” she said.
The murdered were identified as 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin. Myre died in the back of a deputy’s vehicle as he was racing to the hospital for treatment. At least six people were seriously injured in the attack, which took place in the morning as students were in classes.
Located 30 miles north of Detroit, Oxford is a overwhelmingly white bedroom community of 22,000 people. The high school has 1,600 students and 82 full time teachers.