“I certainly do not suggest that parents should be prosecuted criminally for any wrongdoing by a child,” McDonald told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. “But in this case, it is impossible to look at their actions and say that they had no reason to believe that there was real concern about a violent act.”
The four students killed: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17. Six other students and a teacher were shot.
Warning signs were missing
“It is clear that something should have been done and there was an opportunity to do something that could have prevented this terrible tragedy,” he said.
But spotting red flags can sometimes be a challenge for schools, Chris Dorn, a senior analyst at non-profit campus security organization Safe Havens International, told CNN on Monday because “educators are not designed to look for the danger, to look for the next asset. shooter. Their job is to educate and raise children. “
Smith praised “the courage of these children in this community,” and said his daughter and friends hope to return to school.
“It just speaks to their character. It’s great for me,” he said. “We just need – as parents and a community and as a state – not just to make them feel safe, but to make sure they are safe now so they can do it.”
In a Sunday letter to the school community, Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne said a district reopening plan includes a “soft opening” with a law enforcement presence as well as trained clinicians to support students and staff.
Elementary schools and a few select programs return Friday for half a day and December 13 for full days.
He added that it will take “quite some time before the high school is ready to function as an educational framework again.”
“Of course, we hope the school district cares as much about the safety of their students as they do about protecting themselves from civil liability,” Nessel said. “We want to talk to the parents and students of Oxford and see what it is they want to see happen and I’m sure they will express their feelings about the rejection of our offer.”
CNN has contacted Oxford Community Schools for comment.
While the investigation into the timeline of events continues, Crumbleys is being held in the Oakland County Jail.
Male and female populations are also separated, Bouchard said.
Crumbley is aware that his parents are in custody, according to Paulette Michel Loftin, Crumbley’s court-appointed attorney.
Ethan Crumbley’s next trial date is Dec. 13 and will take place over Zoom, Loftin said. This trial will set a date for Crumbley’s next appearance and preliminary investigation, with prosecutors expected to provide even more evidence and the judge will decide to proceed with the trial.
Search warrant issued after Crumbleys’ arrest
Authorities seized “several digital devices” from Andrzej Sikora’s home, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
Sikora is cooperative, Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Michael G. McCabe told CNN. He and his lawyer, Clarence Dass, volunteered to enter the sheriff’s office on Monday, where Sikora was interviewed for 90 minutes.
“Mr. Sikora fully cooperated and answered all law enforcement questions,” a statement from Dass said. “Mr. Sikora did not help the Crumbley family evade law enforcement, did not know there was an arrest warrant for their arrest, and did not know they were at his art studio at the time of their arrest. He has not been charged with any crime., and will continue to assist law enforcement members in their pursuit of justice. “
Dass told CNN Sunday that his client knew Crumbleys was using his workplace, but he “did not really know what was going on” and did not know the couple “had active rulings” when they were discovered and subsequently arrested, adding, that Sikora “was caught in it.”
A statement from the sheriff’s office said the verdict was executed “immediately after questioning” and the main question for investigators is “what did Sikora know and when did he know.”
CNN’s Sonia Moghe, Carolyn Sung, Mark Morales, Artemis Moshtaghian, Kiely Westhoff, Tina Burnside, Amir Vera, Ralph Ellis, Satyam Kaswala and Zachary Slater contributed to this report.