Three students dead following school shooting in Michigan 7 months ago

Three students dead following school shooting in Michigan

A 15-year-old boy is currently in custody.

Three people have died and eight are injured following a school shooting in Michigan on Tuesday (30 November).

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A 15-year-old opened fire in Oxford High School on Tuesday afternoon and was taken into custody two minutes after authorities responded to calls.

The three students killed were 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin.

Seven students and a teacher were also shot in the course of the shooting, with three in critical conditions.

President Joe Biden shared his condolences with the families during a tour of a university in Minnesota.

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"I was informed after the tour, I learned about a school shooting in Michigan. As we learn the full details, my heart goes out to the families during the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one," he said.

"You gotta know that whole community is in a state of grief right now."

Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan also shared her thoughts on the tragedy.

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"I’m devastated for the students, teachers, staff, and families of Oxford High School," she wrote on Twitter.

"The death of multiple students and shooting of others, including a teacher, is horrific. My heart is with the parents who had their children taken from them and with the entire Oxford community.

"We have a responsibility to do all we can to protect each other, and we have the tools to reduce gun violence.

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No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. This is a time for us to come together and help children feel safe at school."

The school shooting is the 28th such incident in America in 2021, 20 of which had happened in August when the majority of schools had returned to in-person teaching following the easing of Covid restrictions.