Michigan students sue school district after deadly shooting


Several students who survived a mass shooting last year at Oxford High School in Michigan are now suing the school district to demand a “fully transparent and independent third-party investigation.”

The lawsuit was filed in the Southern Division of the Eastern District of Michigan against the Oxford Community School District and several school officials.

“Although the plaintiffs survived the shooting, they suffered irreparable harm,” court documents filed Friday said.

“Each day since the tragedy that took place on November 30, 2021, students at Oxford High School, including the complainants, have entered the school gates assuming they will have to defend themselves if another attack occurs. violent ensued,” he continued.

The case further alleged that the school district and its leaders “failed to remedy the unconstitutional policies and customs that gave rise to the shooting” which the plaintiffs said deprived them “of the full and equal enjoyment of their right property to a public education.”

The lawsuit seeks no monetary compensation, but asks for “full transparency in all future communications with parents and students at Oxford High School” as students prepare for another school year.

The Hill has contacted the Oxford Community School District for comment.

Four students – Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana, Madisyn Baldwin and Justin Shilling – were killed in the shooting, and six other students and a teacher were injured.

The shooter, Ethan Crumbley, was charged with 24 counts, including one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to commit murder and 12 counts of possession of firearm in connection with a crime.

Oakland County District Attorney Karen McDonald said he should be tried as an adult.

His parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, have also been charged with four counts of manslaughter. They, with their son, pleaded not guilty.

Last month, more than 100 Oxford High School students took part in nationwide walkouts to protest gun violence after a brutal shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed in a primary school.


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