A 15-year-old student at Oxford High School in Michigan shot four classmates to death and injured eight people, including teachers. Madisyn Baldwin was one of the victims of the horrific incident that took place on November 30, 2021.
Who was Madisyn Baldwin?
Madisyn Baldwin was a 17-year-old student at Oxford High School. Initial news suggested that she was missing, but her grandmother, Jennifer Graves Mosqueda, confirmed that she was one of the victims killed in the shooting.
There is not much information about Madisyn Baldwin but she had two sisters and lived with her grandmother. There is also no information about the girl’s parents.
According to her family, Madisyn Baldwin liked art and wanted to pursue a career in the same field.
The other two victims who were shot to death were 16-year-old Tate Myre, 17-year-old Justin Shilling, and 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana.
Suspect identified as Ethan Crumbley-
High school student, Ethan Crumbley is in police custody at this time. He has been charged as an adult with nearly 11 felonies including murder, terrorism and attempted murder.
The parents of the accused teenager have also been subpoenaed.
Authorities said Ethan deliberately brought a loaded gun into a school that was packed with 1,800 students. They have argued that he knew what he was doing and did it anyway.
Sheriff Mike Bouchard said, “There is nothing that he could have faced that warrants absolutely brutal and senseless violence on other children.” He also reported that at the time of the arrest, Ethan Crumbley had an additional 18 rounds of ammunition.
Reports suggest he went to the school bathroom with a backpack and returned with a gun, openly shooting at people in the hallway.
His father had recently brought a new gun to school.
Charges have also been filed against his parents for failing to keep the gun away from the teen.
Speaking of the terrorism charges, prosecutor Karen McDonald said: “What about all the kids running around screaming and hiding under desks? Those are victims too, and so is their families and so is the community.” She also argued that these incidents have happened a lot in recent years and that the authorities must take strict measures so that they do not happen again.
The incident has drawn attention across the country and many people are mourning the death of innocent children. President Joe Biden has also addressed the issue of mourning victims and their families.