Accused Michigan HS shooter had ‘behavior’ school meeting before attack

Accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley was hauled into the school with his parents over his “behavior in the classroom” just hours before the deadly rampage.

After first being talked to by school officials on Monday, Crumbley and his parents were hauled into the school Tuesday to meet with administrators, a short time before he allegedly committed the shootings that left four students dead and seven others wounded, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Wednesady.

“We also were told that the school had some information or some kind of contact with the school,” Bouchard said at a press briefing.

“We have since learned that the school did have contact with the student the day before and the day of the shooting for behaviors in the classroom that they felt was concerning,” he said. “In fact, the parents were brought in the morning of the shooting and had a face-to-face meeting with the school. The content of that meeting of course is part of the investigation.”

Crumbley reportedly had a school meeting with his parents about his behavior right before the shooting.

He said school officials told investigators there was no record that Crumbley had ever been bullied, despite reports from other students that he had been targeted.

The shooting left four students dead and seven wounded.
The shooting left four students dead and seven wounded.

Bouchard said shortly after his parents left, he went into a school bathroom and came out shooting — and still had 18 rounds when cops took him into custody.

The sheriff said there was no indication that Crumbley had ever been expelled from the school or had disciplinary issues before.

However, at his arraignment in Michigan’s 52nd District Court later on Wednesday, attorney Nadine Hatten told Judge Nancy Karniak that she had represented Crumbley “on a juvenile matter,” but did not specify.

Crumbley, who appeared by remote video link, was seen in a bulletproof vest, wearing glasses and a surgical as he slumped over a table.

Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Willis told the judge Crumbley shot a video the day before the shootings and had a journal in his backpack that suggested he planned the attack — but did not provide details.