Accused Oxford High School shooter due in court as judge assesses transfer request


The suspect in the Oxford High School mass shooting is due in court – in person – on Tuesday, as a judge weighs a request to transfer the minor out of Oakland County Jail.

Lawyers for Ethan Crumbley, 15, accused of killing four classmates and injuring seven others in November, say the teenager should be moved to Children’s Village Juvenile Detention Center because he could hear the adult inmates inside the prison. . He is currently being held at the Oakland County Jail.

A judge previously denied that requestbut the transfer request will be heard in circuit court by another judge on Tuesday.

(You can watch the hearing live at 2 p.m. on ClickOnDetroit)

Ethan Crumbley’s parents – James and Jennifer Crumbley – are due back in court on February 24 for a continuing preliminary hearing.

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James and Jennifer Crumbley both pleaded not guilty to four counts of manslaughter. They are also being housed in the Oakland County Jail, but apart from their son and each other, officials say.

Read: Full coverage of the Oxford High School shooting

In addition to the criminal charges brought in connection with the shooting, civil lawsuits are beginning to arise against the school district, its administrators and staff regarding their alleged role in the tragedy.

Continued: Lawyer: Oxford school staff and administrators betrayed trust by failing to prevent shootings and protect children

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