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Michigan HS shooting - Will things ever change?

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I don't know whether to be more furious about the lack of (common sense) gun regulations in the US, the lack of quality, accessible mental health care for all in this country..... or the swaths of deplorably irresponsible idiot "parents" that cannot take care of (and shouldn't raise) children.... 

What will it take for things to change??



Here's a timeline of how the events unfolded, according to the prosecutor:

  • Nov. 26: Ethan Crumbley's father, James Crumbley, purchased a gun with his son present. 
  • On or about Nov. 26: Ethan Crumbley posted photos of a semi-automatic gun on social media with a caption: “Just got my new beauty today. SIG SAUER 9mm.”
  • On or about Nov. 27: Jennifer Crumbley, Ethan Crumbley's mother, made a social media post that read, “mom and son day testing out his new Christmas present.”
  • Nov. 29: A teacher at Oxford High School observed Ethan searching for ammunition on his phone and reported that information to school officials. His parents did not reply when the school attempted to contact them. Later, Jennifer Crumbley exchanged texts with Ethan stating, “LOL I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught.”
  • Nov. 30: On the morning of the shooting, Ethan’s teacher came across a note that “alarmed her to the point that she took a picture of it on her cell phone.” The note contained “a drawing of a semiautomatic handgun pointing at the words ‘the thoughts won’t stop. help me.’" Also included in the note was a drawing of a bullet with “blood everywhere” written above it. Between the gun and the bullet is a drawing of a person who appears to have been shot twice and bleeding with a laughing emoji under it. The note also has “my life is useless” and “the world is dead” scrawled on it.
  • The parents were “immediately summoned to the school." A school counselor removed Ethan from class with his backpack and obtained the note, but the drawings of the gun, bloody figure and writings were all “altered.” At the meeting with school officials, his parents were shown the drawing and were told they had to submit their son to counseling within 48 hours. His parents did not ask the whereabouts of the gun and did not to inspect his backpack for the gun which he had with him, according to McDonald. His parents “resisted” the idea of taking Ethan out of school and left without him.

Read more about the charges against the parents here.

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These parents were so irresponsible......I don't know what it's going to take for things to actually change, @Blahblah..........I've been watching it get worse and worse since Columbine high school massacre in April of 99 (over 20 years ago).......**SIGH**

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@CrazyRedhead @Juniper29 And the fact the parents leave the gun in their unlocked bedroom drawer?  Apparently now they are fugitives on the run & missed their arraignment.... I'm sure the kid had mental health issues, probably had signs that the parents ignored even after the school brought up concerns

Happening more & more every day.  Kids shooting each other .... And it's not only violent movies that influence this kind of behavior (seems the parents were gun nuts too). What do these people want? Every little kid to carry a gun to school?  So they can "protect themselves" ??! Sick.

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