Two years after a teenager killed four classmates at a Detroit-area high school, there has been a development.
He was sentenced to spend his life in prison without the chance of release. Throughout the trial, families and friends of the victims shared their painful experiences. The court’s decision followed this.
This sentencing marked the conclusion of a tragic incident that occurred at the school.
Days after receiving a semi-automatic handgun as a gift, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley carried out a shooting at Oxford High School. This took place on November 30, 2021. He wounded six students, a teacher and caused immense distress.
Crumbley’s parents face involuntary manslaughter charges. These have been linked to the school shooting. It is a rare instance in the U.S. aiming to hold parents responsible for their child’s actions.
Judge Kwame Rowe denied the defense’s plea for parole. They labeled it as a “genuine act of terrorism.”
Rowe emphasized the extensive planning and execution of the act. It includes planning, extensive research, and the execution of every detail that was planned.
During a brief statement to the judge, Crumbley took responsibility for his actions. He expressed a commitment to personal growth, regardless of his sentence.
He expressed, “All I want is for the people I hurt to feel a sense of closure and to believe that justice has been served.”
For over four hours, the victims’ families and survivors recounted their struggles with the shooting. Students shared experiences of overwhelming anxiety in crowded places. They are also having difficulty forming friendships or attending classes.