On Tuesday, 3 students are dead with 8 others injured in Oxford High School in suburban Detroit. Yet another familiar storyline that seems to loom over the US happens again.
The suspect, a 15-year-old sophomore, has been apprehended, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe. According to him, a handgun was also discovered.
The incident resulted in the deaths of Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office stated late Tuesday that Tate Myre, 16, died in a police car while being taken to the hospital by deputies.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard said eight people were critically injured, including a teacher, and were rushed to hospitals with varying injuries.
Authorities do not have a cause for what led to the shooting yet.
According to statistics provided by Sandy Hook Promise, 8 children die every day in America as a result of gun violence. Another 32 people have been shot and injured. Guns are the greatest cause of mortality among children and teenagers in the United States. One in every ten gun fatalities is a person under the age of 19. Since 1970, there have been 1,316 school shootings in the United States, and the number is rising. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, 18% of school shootings have occurred.
According to Education Week, there have been 28 school shootings in 2021 that have resulted in injury or death, with 20 of them occurring since August 1.