Parents of Charged Michigan School Shooter Arrested on Charges of Involuntary Manslaughter
The WVPI has for years called for parental accountability in the devastating continuing acts of school violence that have plagued our country since the April 20, 1999 hit at Columbine High School, which influenced countless episodes of senseless violence down through the years.
The parents of the student charged with four counts of homicide, seven counts of assault with intent to commit murder, and multiple weapons charges regarding the November 30, 2021 Oxford High School mass shooting have been arrested. Each parent was charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
This unprecedented scenario follows an earlier unprecedented announcement that the state of Michigan has brought domestic terrorism charges against the charged shooter. He remains incarcerated with no-bail in the same jail where his parents are now housed.
Declaring school shootings for what they are: Acts of domestic terrorism, is the second element along with parental accountability that the WVPI has been advocating for for many years.
Four children were savagely murdered at Oxford High School last Tuesday, with seven other people wounded including a teacher. The shooter was arrested on scene, charged and booked into the Oxford County Jail. He had his first appearance in court the following day. It was announced the 15-year-old was being charged as an adult.
Then on December 3, 2021, the Oxford County prosecutor announced that involuntary murder charges were being brought against the shooter's parents. Thereafter it was reported that the parents could not be located by the authorities leading to a massive search by local officials who were joined by the United States Marshall's Office. Wanted posters offering rewards were issued.
Following tips from the public, the authorities located the fugitives in the early morning hours of December 4, 2021 in the basement of a building in nearby Detroit. Arresting officials took custody of them and brought them back to the Oxford County Jail where they were booked.
The defendants were arraigned this morning. Like their son, both pled not guilty. The prosecutor asked for $500,000 bond for each, a request which was granted by the judge. They are scheduled back in Court later this month.