エキスパート: 警察は学校の銃撃の前に言われるべきだった

エキスパート: 警察は学校の銃撃の前に言われるべきだった
The warning signs were there: A search for gun ammunition on a cellphone, drawings of blood on a school desk and a written plea for help

The warning signs were there: A search for gun ammunition on a cellphone, drawings of blood on a school desk and a written plea for help.

But on Tuesday, 大まかに 30 マイル (50 キロメートル) の北 デトロイト at Oxford High School, the student in question was sent back to the classroom after a school meeting with his parents. Three hours later four students were shot to death and six other students and a teacher were wounded.

“The school should have been responsible to relay that to the sheriff’s office. It looks like this could have been prevented,” said Robert Jordan, founder and director of St. Louis-based Protecting Our Students. 「「 died because of those mistakes.”

In addition to Jordan, parents of students slain in a 2018 school shooting in Florida say police should have been alerted before Tuesday’s rampage.

The suspect in the Oxford High shooting, イーサン・クランビー 15, is now charged as an adult with murder, テロやその他の犯罪.

金曜日に, prosecutors charged his parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter.

The 9mm semi-automatic pistol used in the shooting was bought at a local gun shop on Black Friday by James Crumbley as an early Christmas present for his son who is too young to legally own a handgun in Michigan, 当局は言った.

学校関係者は月曜日に若いクランブルについて心配しました, 撮影の前日, 先生が彼が彼の電話で弾薬を探しているのを見たとき, オークランド郡検察官のカレン・マクドナルドは記者団に語った.

火曜日に, 先生がイーサンの机でメモを見つけて写真を撮りました. 言葉を指す銃の絵でした, 「考えは止まらない. 助けて,」マクドナルドは言った.

弾丸の絵もありました, 彼女は言いました, その上に言葉で: “Blood everywhere.” Between the gun and the bullet was a person who appeared to have been shot twice and is bleeding, 彼女は言いました. “My life is useless” and “The world is dead” also were written.

Both parents and Ethan met with school officials at 10 午前. 火曜日. His parents left, and Ethan went back to his classes with his backpack, where investigators believe he stashed the gun. Authorities were not notified, something that county Sheriff Michael Bouchard said he wishes would have been done.

に 1 午後. 火曜日, the school erupted in gunshots, chaos and bloodshed.

“The school had the responsibility to be doing an immediate threat assessment on the student and bringing into that conversation the sworn police officer and law enforcement,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was one of 17 students slain in 2018 で Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, フロリダ.

“They definitely should have searched his bag to make sure he doesn’t have access to a gun, and then to his house to make sure he doesn’t have access. This shooting should never have happened.”

About five weeks before the Stoneman Douglas shooting, an FBI tip line received a call saying former student ニコラス・クルーズ had bought guns and planned to “slip into a school and start shooting the place up.”

That information was never forwarded to the FBI. Cruz, who had been expelled from the school a year earlier and had a long history of emotional and behavioral problems, never was contacted.

今 23, Cruz pleaded guilty in October to 17 counts of first-degree murder.

“We have to take these threats seriously,” Alhadeff said.

“It’s infuriating to me, upsetting," 彼女は付け加えた. “It breaks my heart for the families that lost somebody. Knowing what we know now about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas we have to take these ( 脅威) seriously.”

But looking at such an issue after-the-fact raises other questions, said Christopher Smith, professor of Law and Public Policy at Michigan State University and chair of the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

You have to consider whether the “teacher and school officials specifically have in their training that you need to report all these things,スミスは言った.

“It’s easy enough to say people should do this and this and this," 彼が追加した. “If it’s not a part of the training, we have to wonder if it was realistic to expect someone to report this.”

An email left with Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne on Friday was not returned, as were earlier requests for comment this week.

In a video message to the community Thursday night, Throne acknowledged the meeting of Crumbley, 両親と学校関係者. Throne offered no details but said thatno discipline was warranted.”

Jordan said much needed to be done after the problems were noticed Monday and Tuesday by school officials and before the shooting.

“They should have called the parents in to evacuate the child," 彼は言った. “Then they should have looked at social media to see if they could discover any kind of plot. All of this is in an effort to prevent school shootings.”

Any teacher who sees concerning behavior should report it to the school administration and the administration should follow the policies of the school district, which “hopefully include the ability to do a behavioral threat assessment, getting the child help before they resort to violence,” said Tony Montalto, whose 14-year-old daughter Gina also was killed in 2018 at Stoneman Douglas.

“You bring professionals together and find the best way to get a student help,” Montalto said. “Early intervention is the best way to come together. Waiting until it rises to the level of criminal activity or murder is too late.”

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