OAKLAND COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — We are now learning that a 15-year-old sophomore has been identified as the student who opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday.
The shooting left three students dead and wounded six others, including a teacher, authorities said.
Officials are now saying at least three people have died as a result of the mass shooting.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the suspect or victims.
Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said he didn’t yet know the victims’ names or whether their families had been contacted.
A suspect has been taken into custody after multiple individuals were shot at a high school in Oakland County, Michigan on Tuesday.
The shooting occurred at Oxford High School in Oxford Township on Tuesday around 1 p.m.
Reports say, four to six people were shot. No fatalities have yet been reported.
Police responded to a report of an active shooter at the high school in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.
The suspected shooter was arrested and a handgun was recovered, said the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, which added that it doesn’t think there was more than one attacker, reports KSAT.
Four to six people were wounded, but no fatalities have been reported, the sheriff’s office said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the any students were among the wounded.
A medical helicopter landed shortly after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the school.
The school was placed on lockdowns, with some students sheltering in locked classrooms. They later were ushered to the parking lot of a nearby store after police secured the school and took the suspect into custody.
Geo quick facts: Oxford Township, officially the Charter Township of Oxford, is a charter township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 20,526 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.