Ethan Crumbley’s parents, who fatally shot four students at a Michigan high school, have been arrested. Earlier, after being charged with manslaughter, they turned off their phones and fled.
In Oxford high school, about 55 kilometers north of Detroit, Michigan, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley shot four people. James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teenage attacker, were charged with manslaughter for failing to protect their son from a gun. The boy’s father bought the gun that his son used in the attack four days before the shooting.
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The couple disappeared and was arrested shortly afterwards
Hours after Ethan Crumbley’s parents were indicted, authorities said the couple were missing and turned off their phones. Detroit police spokesman Rudy Harper told CNN that the boy’s parents were fugitive.
A law enforcement official said the parents had withdrawn four thousand dollars on Friday from an ATM in Rochester Hills, about 25 kilometers south of Oxford.
The freedom of the teenager’s parents, however, did not last long, because on Saturday the police informed about their detention and arrest. Rudy Harper described that they were found on the first floor of an industrial building on Bellevue Street in Detroit, near where their car was located.
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Crumbley, 15, had previously been charged with fatal terrorism on four counts of first-degree manslaughter and seven counts of intent to kill. He will be tried as an adult.
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