ALLEGED shooter Ethan Crumbley’s parents were charged with involuntary manslaughter on December 3 and police are trying to find the couple after they disappeared.
The couple disappeared after the charges were brought against them and police are currently on the hunt for Ethan Crumbley’s parents.
Who is Jennifer Crumbley?
The shooting at Oxford High School on Monday left four students dead and six injured after 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley allegedly opened fire on his classmates.
Text messages have surfaced revealing Ethan Crumbley’s mother, Jennifer Crumbley, texted her son on the day of the shooting.
Jennifer had previously advocated for gun use prior to the school shooting at Oxford High School.
In November 2016, she wrote a detailed letter to Donald Trump on her blog, which was deleted on December 3, where she appeared to praise the former president and his views.
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“As a female and a realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms,” she wrote. “Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”
On the day before the shooting, a teacher claimed they saw Ethan looking at ammunition on his phone, and when the teacher called Jennifer, there was no response.
However, McDonald said text messages show Jennifer texted her son and told him, “lol, I’m not mad at you, you have to learn not to get caught.”
The following morning, Jennifer was called to the school after his teacher said he was drawing a semi-automatic handgun that pointed at the words, “The thoughts won’t stop, help me.”
There was also a section in the note that showed a bullet with the words, “Blood everywhere” above it.
When Ethan and his parents were called into the office after the teacher flagged the note, they refused to put their son in counseling and insisted he stay in school.
That was mere hours before the shooting.
James Crumbley purchased the semi-automatic handgun on Black Friday[/caption]
Who is James Crumbley?
Ethan Crumbley’s father, James Crumbley, purchased the gun used in the Oxford High School shooting, according to the Oakland County sheriff.
He bought the 9mm semi-automatic handgun on Black Friday, which his son allegedly used to kill four students and injure five more and a teacher.
Police confirmed James Crumbley purchased three fifteen-round magazines for the pistol, but two had so far been recovered.
It isn’t clear where James Crumbley purchased the semi-automatic weapon, but the owner of Action Impact Gun Range, Bill Kucyk, said the gun isn’t manufactured or made widely available anymore.
Will James and Jennifer Crumbley face charges?
James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter on Friday before they disappeared from public view.
Their attorney said they were laying low and would be present for their arraignment, but authorities are continuing to search for them.
“The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are returning to the area to be arraigned. They are not fleeing from law enforcement,” their attorney said.
Law enforcement was tracking the Crumbley’s whereabouts via cellphone towers, but are no longer able to do so as their phones are turned off.
A law enforcement official told CNN that James and Jennifer withdrew $4,000 from an ATM on Friday.
They reportedly used an ATM in Rochester Hills, about 15 miles away from Oxford.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard told CNN, “If they think they’re going to get away, they’re not.”
Oakland County prosecutor, Karen McDonald, has said she isn’t ruling out pressing charges against Ethan Crumbley’s parents.
McDonald told Fox2 News on December 2 that both James and Jennifer Crumbley had been “difficult,” adding Ethan should not have had access to his father’s gun.
It has now been reported that James Crumbley bought the gun for Ethan on Black Friday as a Christmas present, which goes against Michigan state gun laws.
McDonald stated, “We know owning a gun means securing it properly locked up and keeping ammunition separate and not allowing access to other individuals especially minors.”
Adding people should be held accountable when a child gets a hold of their handgun she concluded, “We will be making a decision swiftly.”
Ethan Crumbley is being charged as an adult with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism, among others for the shooting that killed Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Tate Myre, 16, and Justin Shilling, 17.
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