The situation at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan is that 11 people were shot today in a mass shooting incident on the campus. It lasted roughly five minutes with a "semi-automatic handgun" being the weapon involved.
The latest from officials is that three students have died, two of the injured are in surgery with "unknown conditions," and one of those injured was a teacher.
Community members on Tuesday night find themselves asking if it could’ve been avoided.
One student, Tyler Majewski, who graduated from Oxford High School in 2016, spoke out about the mass shooting. His younger brother was one of the students attending on Tuesday when the shooting began. He said that the school’s administrators had a fair amount of warning about threats made against other students.
"We are aware of the numerous rumors that have been circulating throughout our building this week. We understand that has created some concern for students and parents. Please know that we have reviewed every concern shared with us and investigated all information provided. Some rumors have evolved from an incident last week, while others do not appear to have any connection. Student interpretations of social media posts and false information have exacerbated the overall concern. We want our parents and students to know there has been no threat to our building nor our students."
It's currently unclear if these situations are connected.
A widely circulating video on social media this afternoon is said to depict what was the shooter pretending to be a local Sheriff in order to entice students to unlock the classroom door. They instead escaped through a nearby window.
Other reporting says the three deceased were a 16-year-old boy, and two girls aged 14 and 17. The shooter so far has been described as a 15-year-old sophomore. Police say the suspect’s parents told him not to talk to police until they get a lawyer.