Morning Briefing Dec. 3, 2021: Parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect could face charges; superintendent shares next steps following tragedy

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Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old charged in the Oxford High School shooting. (WDIV)

Live stream: Charging decision to be announced against parents of suspected Oxford High School shooter

The parents of the student accused of opening fire at Oxford High School on Tuesday, fatally wounding four students and injuring several other people, are set to be charged for their role in the tragedy.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald is scheduled to announce charges on Friday against the parents of Ethan Crumbley, 15, a sophomore student at Oxford High School who was charged as an adult in the shooting.

Watch the announcement live here.

Prosecutor says evidence suggests Oxford High School shooting ‘probably could have been prevented’

More information is expected to be released today regarding a shooting at Oxford High School.

“These parents are in such terrible, horrible grief -- it’s a terrible thing what happened -- the information that will be announced (Friday) will also disclose that it probably could have been prevented, and that is unconscionable. So, it is just not enough to charge this shooter,” Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said.

See the story here.

Superintendent: ‘No discipline was warranted’ for student before Oxford High School shooting

The Superintendent of Oxford Community Schools said no discipline was warranted for a sophomore student’s behavior before the shooting at Oxford High School.

Learn more here.

How do schools make disciplinary decisions? When is it time to get police involved?

Oakland County investigators have said mass shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, 15, and his parents met with school officials the day of the shooting to discuss “concerning” behavior. We are not sure what that behavior included, but the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said it was not notified of any issues with Crumbley.

When do schools sound the alarm about students and why?

See the report here.

‘I was relieved that he was going to be OK’: Surveillance video shows man help injured Oxford teen after shooting

As students, teachers, faculty, and staff tried to escape the shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday, local business owner and fellow parent of a student at the school, John Parraghi, put on his cape and swooped in for the save.

See the story here.

Weather forecast: How much snow, rain should we expect Friday?

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 16,530 new cases of COVID-19 and 358 virus-related deaths Wednesday -- an average of 8,265 cases over a two-day period. Of the 358 deaths announced Wednesday, 160 were identified during a review of records.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,318,123, including 24,090 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,301,593 cases and 23,732 deaths, as of Monday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

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