Nightside Report Dec. 14, 2021: Parents of Oxford shooting suspect appear in court for first time since arraignments, attorney accused of wrongly naming ex-Oxford High School worker in lawsuit

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Parents of Oxford shooting suspect aren’t expected back in court until February

Parents of Oxford shooting suspect appear in court for first time since arraignments

DETROIT – The parents of the teen accused of opening fire at Oxford High School and killing four students and injuring several others appeared in court Tuesday for a probable cause conference.

James Crumbley, 45, and Jennifer Crumbley, 43, are each facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 30 mass shooting. Officials accuse the couple of contributing to the tragedy by giving their son Ethan Crumbley, 15, a semi-automatic handgun and ignoring his cries for help, which were reportedly indicated by a violent drawing he sketched in class shortly before the shooting inside Oxford High School.

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Geoffrey Fieger accused of wrongly naming ex-Oxford High School worker in shooting lawsuit

Oxford school officials are accusing attorney Geoffrey Fieger of wrongly naming someone who they say doesn’t even work at Oxford High School anymore in his lawsuit centered around the deadly school shooting.

In a court motion filed Tuesday (Dec. 14), Oxford Community Schools claims former high school dean of students Ryan Moore should be dismissed from Fieger’s case.

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Parents of Oxford shooting suspect aren’t expected back in court until February

The parents of the teen accused of killing four students and injuring seven other people at Oxford High School appeared in court on Tuesday for a probable cause conference.

James Crumbley, 45, and Jennifer Crumbley, 43, are each facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 30 mass shooting. Officials said they gave their son Ethan Crumbley, 15, the semi-automatic handgun that was used in the high school shooting.

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