Parents Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Son Allegedly Murdered 4 High School Students

Ethan, Jennifer and James Crumbley
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A 15-year old boy is accused of shooting and killing four students at his high school. His parents, who are accused of making the handgun easily accessible to him, are being charged with involuntary manslaughter, concerning critics about Second Amendment implications. It is unknown whether the boy has a history of using antidepressant drugs, which have been a factor in dozens of other mass shootings.

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Oxford, Michigan: 15-year old Ethan Crumbley was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing four teens at Oxford High School, and wounding six more students on November 30. He is being charged as an adult with with first-degree murder, terrorism and assault.

His parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, were the subjects of a manhunt after they failed to appear for their arraignment. Each of them has been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Police say that Ethan’s father, James Crumbley, purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer handgun that was used in the attack four days prior, along with three 15-round magazines. An investigation revealed that the Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun purchased by James Crumbley was stored, unlocked, in a drawer in James and Jennifer’s bedroom, allowing easy access.

A police report indicates that the day before the shooting, a teacher notified school administrators she saw the teen looking up ammunition during class. His mother exchanged texts with him and wrote, ‘LOL I’m not mad. You have to learn not to get caught.”

According to a report by Oxford County Sheriffs Office Lieutenant Tim Willis, just three hours before the shooting, a teacher was alarmed by scrawlings by Ethan and his parents were called to the school. Lt. Willis said, “The note contained the following: a drawing of a semi-automatic handgun pointed at the words, ‘The thoughts won’t stop. Help me.’ In another section of the note was a drawing of a bullet with the following words above that bullet: ‘Blood everywhere.’ Between the drawing of the gun and the bullet is the drawing of a person who appears to have been shot twice and bleeding. Below that figure is the drawing of a laughing emoji. Further down the drawing are the words, ‘My life is useless,’ and to the right of those words are, ‘The world is dead,’

Ethan’s parents opted to leave their son in school. School officials reported that they told the couple to get their son into counseling within 48 hours. Three hours later, he allegedly opened fire on his fellow students. Four of his classmates are dead and four remain hospitalized.

An analyst at Ammoland wrote that pro-Second Amendment advocates argue that the Crime Control Act of 1990, sponsored by Joe Biden, contained the deadly Gun-Free School Zones Act that has resulted in almost doubling school killings due to prevention of law-abiding citizens, teachers, and other staff to defend themselves and their students on school property with firearms.


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Fastt Ed
Fastt Ed
1 month ago

But they LOOK like nice folks, don’t they ?

John Hingson IV
John Hingson IV
1 month ago

Many good points are made in the article, but GEG should cover the fact that a great many (if not most) of the mass shootings and school shootings are also done by people who are targeted individuals, TIs. Dr. Robert Duncan’s book Project Soul Catcher Volume II explained clearly in 2010 that shootings would be used in an attempt to take Second Amendment rights by pulling on heartstrings. Those who are TIs may be considered the MK Ultra victims of today, since there is no need to abduct a person and use drugs, shock tortures, tape loops, etc. for programming… Read more »

Nate S
Nate S
1 month ago

Interesting that they are charging him as an adult, yet also charging the parents, because he they were responsible for him. Guess the government can have it’s cake and eat it too.