Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and murder charges after shooting dead four people.
15-year-old Ethan Crumbley was charged with one count of terrorism and four counts of murder on top of assault and gun charges after fatally shooting four students – including 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 16-year-old Tate Myre, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 17-year-old Justin Shilling – on November 30.
Following the massacre at Oxford High School, the prosecutors obtained sufficient evidence to suggest that the killings were premeditated and that the teenager intended to kill as many people as possible.
Now, Crumbley has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and murder charges with attorney Paulette Michel Loftin entering the pleas in his name.
During his court appearance, the 15-year-old only spoke to confirm his name.
The news comes weeks after it was revealed that Crumbley attended two meetings with his teachers in the days before the shooting after he was found in possession of a drawing depicting a gun and a student getting shot.
During his latest meeting with school officials, the teen was allegedly accompanied by his parents. It is also believed that he had the gun he used to commit the killings with him in his backpack at the time.
As the Detroit Free Press recently revealed, Crumbley also shared a concerning message on the day before the mass shooting.
“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. See you tomorrow Oxford,” he wrote on Twitter on November 29.
Now, more red flags have surfaced as it was revealed that the teen had brought bullets and a bird’s head in a jar to his school in the weeks before the shooting.
Meanwhile, parents and students complained to the principal about getting intimidating messages. It is not clear if Crumbley was behind these incidents as well.
“I know I’m being redundant here, but there is absolutely no threat at the HS [high school]. Large assumptions were made from a few social media posts, then the assumptions evolved into exaggerated rumors,” Principal Steven Wolf previously wrote in an email to parents after dismissing the concerns.
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