Three students were killed in a shooting at Michigan high school Tuesday afternoon, authorities announced, adding that seven others and a teacher were injured.
The students killed were: Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
Bouchard added that eight others were shot, noting that three are in critical condition with gunshot wounds, including a 14-year-old girl who is on a ventilator after having surgery.
In the same vein, Bouchard pointed out that there were multiple other non-life-threatening injuries sustained by people as they were rushing out of the school, affirming that most were treated and released at a staging area.
“I think this is every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who added that shootings at schools are “a uniquely American problem that we need to address.”
MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING
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A 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, is accused of the shooting. He was taken into custody after authorities responded to the shooting.
Meantime, the suspect is being held at Oakland County Children’s Village — a juvenile detention facility — and is on suicide watch where he is being checked on every 15 minutes, according to David Coulter, the Oakland County executive.