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POTNIAC, MI, Feb. 7, 2024 ~ On Tuesday, Jennifer Crumbley was the first parent of a mass school shooter to be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, setting a new precedent in the U.S. for prosecuting mass shootings.
Gun safety advocates celebrated the verdict, arguing that this will send messages to gun-owning parents to make sure guns are properly stored and locked and to make sure their children get proper mental healthcare. Oakland County prosecutors argued that Crumbey grossly ignored the declining mental health of her son, Ethan, when purchasing him a gun days before he killed four classmates in 2021 at Oxford High School. Other parents worry about how the decision will be used to prosecute parents’ choices in racing their children.
Feb. 7, 2024 ~ Buck Myre, father of slain Oxford High School student Tate Myre, tells Kevin Deitz and Tom Jordan that even though Jennifer Crumbley was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, it doesn’t bring his son home.