several killed, injured, authorities say

Oxford Township: Authorities say a 15-year-old second-grader opened fire on his high school in Michigan, killing three other students and injuring six other people, including a teacher.

Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he did not know what the assailant’s motives were for the attack Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday AEDT) at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people about 48 miles north of Detroit.

One parent hugs a child while others come to pick up students from the Meijer store in Oxford, Michigan, after an active shooting situation at Oxford High School.  .

One parent hugs a child while others come to pick up students from the Meijer store in Oxford, Michigan, after an active shooting situation at Oxford High School. .Credit:AP

Authorities arrested the suspect at the school and found a gun. They did not immediately release the names of the suspect or the victims.

The officers responded around noon. 12:55 on a report of an active shooter at the school and arrested the suspect and found a gun, said the sheriff’s office, adding that it did not believe there was more than one attacker.

A medical helicopter landed shortly after 2 p.m. in the school parking lot.

The school was closed, with some students sheltered 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.

AP

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