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Oxford High School Shooter Sentenced to a Life Behind Bars

HeadlineDec 11, 2023

A judge in Michigan has sentenced the Oxford High School mass shooter to multiple life sentences without parole. Ethan Crumbley was just 15 when he opened fire on the school in November 2021, killing four people and injuring seven others. This is a former student and survivor speaking at the sentencing hearing.

Riley Franz: “I, Riley Franz, am a survivor of gun violence. I, Riley Franz, am a survivor of a terrible epidemic caused by a broken system. But I refuse to be known as a victim at the hands of an individual with no regard for others. His selfishness will not consume my identity. I am so much more than a victim.”

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