3 dead in US school shooting, suspect arrested: Authorities

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Police say three students were killed and six others were injured in an incident at a high school north of Detroit.

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Authorities in the United States say a student opened fire at a high school north of Detroit, Michigan, killing three students and injuring six others, including a teacher.

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Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters that three students were killed in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at a high school in Oxford, a small suburban community 48 km (30 miles) from Detroit.

McCabe said the suspect, a 15-year-old high school student, was taken into custody within five minutes of the initial 911 call.

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McCabe said officers recovered a gun from the suspect, who “confessed without problem”.

“The suspect fired several shots. There [are] many victims. It’s unfortunate that I have to report that right now we have three victims who are believed to be students.” “We have six others who were shot; one was a school teacher. “

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, law enforcement officers responded to an emergency call at 12:55 p.m. (05:55 GMT) local time and closed the school while they searched for suspects and other potential threats.

After the area was cleared, a Meijer grocery store across the street was turned into a pick-up area for parents, reports the Associated Press news agency.

There has been an increase in fatal gun violence in the United States over the past two years. According to, there were 611 mass shootings in the country in 2020 Gun Violence Archive, a research group.

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden called the mass shootings a “national embarrassment,” vowing to work to stop gun violence.

US Congresswoman Alyssa Slotkin, representing Oxford, called the shooting a “dark” and “painful” day for Michigan.

“I send my deepest condolences to the families of the three students who lost their lives – they have received the worst news any parent can ever imagine,” Slotkin wrote on twitter,

“We must continue to pray and hope for the additional students and teachers who have been injured, and for the students who are still in shock. They must somehow understand that one of their peers has done this to them. “

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer called the shooting “horrific” and urged action against gun violence, calling it a “public health crisis.”

“As Michiganders, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other from gun violence. Let no one be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even your own home. should,” Whitmer said in a statement.

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan. It’s time for us to come together and help our kids feel safe in school.” there is time.”

Biden also addressed the shooting during a speech in Minnesota later on Tuesday.

Biden said, “My heart goes out to the families during the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one… you have come to know that the entire community must be in a state of shock right now.”

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