By Sahelian Times
A sophomore opened fire at a school north of Detroit on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around 12:55 p.m. at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a northern suburb of Detroit. Officers responded to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter at the school.
The alleged assailant, 15, was arrested and police confiscated a semi-automatic handgun and several clips at the scene, Oakland County police said. It was added that the individual apparently acted alone
Deputies confronted him, he had the weapon on him, they took him into custody,” Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.
Motives for shooting unknown
McCabe added at a news conference that he didn’t know what the assailant’s motives were for the attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.
“I’m shocked. It’s devastating,” Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said, adding he didn’t know yet know the victims’ names or whether their families had been contacted. superintendent told reporters.
The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents.