This Monday a 16-year-old teenager pleaded guilty after shooting four students to death at his high school in Michigan, a case in which even his parents are accused of negligence.
Ethan Crumbley was 15 years old at the time of the events, on November 30, 2021, but is charged as an adult and could face life in prison, for murder and terrorism.
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“Is it your choice to plead guilty?” Oakland County Judge Kwame Rowe asked him during a televised court appearance.
“Yes, sir,” replied the teenager, dressed in the orange prison jumpsuit, goggles and mask.
Crumbley acknowledged that he brought a Sig Sauer pistol with 50 rounds to the high school north of Detroit, removed the gun from his backpack and opened fire on his classmates.
In this event, four students between the ages of 14 and 17 died and six other students and a teacher were injured.
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During the half-hour court appearance, the teen said he gave his father the money to buy the gun used in the shooting.
His parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are charged with involuntary manslaughter for providing their son with the gun and ignoring signs that he might take action.
Also, James Crumbley allegedly bought the gun for his son and his wife took the young man to a shooting range just days before the attack.