The parents’ attorney said they left town because they feared for their safety. No one believes that.
The parents of the Oxford, Michigan high school shooter were apprehended in Detroit overnight after a region-wide manhunt.
- James and Jennifer Crumbley were hiding in the warehouse owned by a friend when a separate business owner noticed a car connected to the Crumbleys and called 911.
- The teen’s parents were wanted after they purchased the gun used in a school shooting for their son and ignored the school’s warnings about their son’s behavior.
- Before being apprehended on the run, the parents’ attorney said they were preparing to turn themselves in on four involuntary manslaughter charges in connection to the school shooting.
- After charges against the Crumbleys were announced and before they were apprehended, the U.S. Marshals joined the manhunt and provided a $10,000 reward for help in finding them.
- CNN noted the Crumbleys withdrew a large amount of cash from their bank account on Friday before going missing.
- BBC reported their son was being tried as an adult on a wide range of charges, including one count of terrorism.
- Completely unnecessarily, The New York Times wrote the shooting “added to a growing list” of shootings that didn’t occur “during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.”
- Fox News extensively quoted Detroit Police Chief James White, who said hiding in a warehouse “isn’t indicative of turning yourself in”, contradicting assertions by the Crumbleys’ attorney.
- The Daily Wire criticized the school’s discipline method which largely left the punishment decisions to the parents and counseling a student, which the outlet called “restorative discipline.”
- The Washington Examiner detailed the meeting between school officials and the shooter’s parents in which the school voiced serious concerns about the wellbeing and behavior of the student, all of which was not disclosed to the police until after the shooting.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021