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Parents charged in Oxford school shooting plead not guilty to involuntary manslaughter

With their children, parents walk out of the Meijer’s lot with their children after a shooter situation at Oxford High School (Oxford, Michigan), November 30, 2021.

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James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school this week, pleaded not guilty on Saturday to involuntary manslaughter charges.

On Friday, the Crumbleys were indicted by authorities for voluntary manslaughter. Karen McDonald, Oakland County Prosecutor, stated that the Crumbleys were guilty of “egregious” actions leading up to the tragedy. That included buying a gun on Black Friday and failing to intervene when their son, Ethan Crumbley, presented concerning behavior.

Crumbley (15 years old) set fire to Oxford High School’s classroom on Tuesday. four students. Four counts of murder in the first degree, one of terroristic causing death and twelve counts each of possessing a firearm for the purpose of a crime are his charges.

Michigan law allows parents to be indicted for voluntary manslaughter when they believe that someone caused harm or death.

They come hours after parents had been reprimanded. captured in a commercial building in DetroitIn the area they were hiding was where they appear to have been, stated Chief James E. White of Detroit Police, during a press conference.

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