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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 10:45 am

Lawsuit alleges Oxford High School administration could have prevented deadly school shooting - Erie News Now

Lawsuit alleges Oxford High School administration could have prevented deadly school shooting - Erie News Now
By Sonia Moghe and Amir Vera, CNN

The lawsuit alleges Ethan Crumbley, who has been charged in connection with the shooting, brought live ammunition to school, brought a severed bird head to school and posted threats on social media prior to the shooting.Ethan Crumbley's parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, were arrested days after the shooting and charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter.Lawsuit says alarming behavior began weeks before shooting Ethan Crumbley displayed alarming behavior on November 11 when he brought a severed bird head to school in a mason jar filled with yellow liquid, the lawsuit said.Ethan Crumbley brought live ammunition to school, the lawsuit states Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said last month that James Crumbley purchased the gun used in the shooting four days prior to the deadly attack.

Ethan Crumbley "had total access to this weapon," and the parents "didn't secure (the gun) and they allowed him free access to it," McDonald said during the parents' December 4 arraignment.Officials "released Ethan Crumbley from school without discipline and without investigating his inappropriate internet search," the lawsuit alleges.

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