Detroit – teenager accused of Killed 4 classmates He will plead guilty to murder next week if he suffers more injuries at a Michigan high school, officials said Friday.
Ethan Cranbury, who was creating images of violence in class last November, never came home from Oxford High School in southeastern Michigan. A few hours later he took out his gun and opened fire.
Oakland County Chief of Staff David Williams said: “The shooter is expected to plead guilty to all 24 charges, including terrorism, and we can confirm that prosecutors have notified the victim.
Cranbury, 16, is due to appear in court on Monday. A message was left with his attorney for comment.
He was 15 when the shooting happened. Cranbury’s parents had been called to the school that day to discuss his son’s ominous writings. A teacher said, “I can’t stop thinking. Help me.”
Investigators said James and Jennifer Cranbury told him to get counseling, but refused to take Ethan home.
Oxford High is located about 30 miles north of Detroit.
Cranbury is charged with one count of terrorism that caused the death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted murder, and 12 counts related to the use of a gun.
In Michigan, first-degree murder convictions are usually automatically punishable by life imprisonment. However, teenagers are entitled to a faster hearing that lawyers can advocate.
Apart from this, James and Jennifer Cranbury facing involuntary manslaughter, a rare case in which prosecutors try to hold parents accountable in a school shooting. They have been accused of allowing their son to have a gun and ignoring his son’s need for mental health treatment.
“Simply put, they created an environment in which his son’s violent tendencies flourished. They knew he was in trouble, so they bought him a gun,” prosecutors said. said in court.
The Cranburys said they were unaware of Ethan’s plans. They also object to the easy availability of guns at home.
Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Maia, Hannah St. Juliana and Justin Schilling were killed, and six students and a teacher were injured.
In court documents, prosecutors uncovered parts of Ethan Cranbury’s personal diary.
“This only furthers my desire to attack school or do something else,” the teenager wrote.
All three crumbles are detained at the Oakland County Jail, while Ethan is kept away from adults.
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