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15-Year-Old Suspect in Michigan High School Shooting to Be Tried as an Adult

HeadlineDec 02, 2021

Another victim of Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School near Detroit has died of their injuries, bringing the death toll to four. Seven other students were injured in the assault. On Wednesday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said she would charge the 15-year-old shooter as an adult and was considering bringing charges against the boy’s parents. She said the suspect faces four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted murder, plus terrorism and weapons charges. 

Karen McDonald: “I want to explain why we are charging the suspect as an adult in this case. First, the seriousness of the crime this person committed under Michigan law. There are crimes that the Legislature has said are so serious that a person who commits them can automatically be charged as an adult. First-degree murder is the most serious of all those crimes.”

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