Police have taken a student in custody after at least three people died and eight were injured in a shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan on Nov. 30.
The three people killed in the shooting at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit are believed to be students, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a press conference.
The eight injured, one of whom was a teacher, have been taken to hospitals. Six were in stable condition while two are currently in surgery.
Officers identified the suspect as a 15-year-old male sophomore who did not resist arrest, McCabe said.
Police received the first call for an active shooter at 12:51 p.m., then over a hundred 911 calls came in to dispatch, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Officers apprehended the suspect without incident within five minutes upon arriving, McCabe said.
The suspect also has invoked his right not to speak and has asked for a lawyer, McCabe further said.
Authorities recovered the handgun used in the shooting, as well as multiple shell casings, according to McCabe.
According to authorities, the suspect fired between 15 to 20 shots before he was taken into custody.
McCabe declined to say how the suspect allegedly brought the gun into the school.
Oxford Community School Superintendent Tim Throne declined to say why there were no metal detectors at the school.
McCabe said that investigators believe the suspect acted alone, but noted that authorities are currently interviewing students as part of the ongoing investigation.
There was also no indication that the suspect was wearing body armor, according to McCabe.
About 25 agencies and nearly 60 ambulances responded to the incident, Rochester Hills Fire Department Spokesperson John Lyman said.
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