Oakland County prosecutor announces charges in Oxford High School shooting

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald is charging a 15-year-old boy with first-degree murder in the fatal killings of four teenagers during the Oxford High School shooting, among other charges.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office announced charges Wednesday against a 15-year-old boy who shot and killed four Oxford High School students and wounded seven other people.

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Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced charges against the suspect amid an ongoing police investigation.

The sophomore student is accused of opening fire during school hours on Tuesday, using a 9 mm handgun that was recently purchased by his father. Three students died from their gunshot wounds on Tuesday, while one student died Wednesday after being hospitalized.

Seven other people, including a teacher, were wounded in the shooting.

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The suspect’s identity was not immediately released, as he is a minor. His name will be announced when formal charges are brought against him.

It is unclear if the boy will be charged as an adult. That decision is made by the county prosecutor.

Sheriff’s office will also hold news conference Wednesday

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is also scheduled to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. on Wednesday to provide an update on their investigation. You can watch the conference live using the video player below.

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