How Ethan Crumbley's horrific drawings of bullet and shot person with laughing emoji alerted teachers

SHOOTING suspect Ethan Crumbley drew horrifying images of a bullet and person shot with a laughing emoji, prosecutors revealed on Friday.

The 15-year-old sophomore's drawings and behavior concerned teachers in the days before the massacre. They then told Oxford High school officials.

That resulted in two separate meetings with the teen – one just hours before the deadly spree which killed four students.

Crumbley's parents James and Jennifer were charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter on Friday.

“The parents were the only individuals in the position to know the access to weapons,” Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Thursday. The gun “seems to have been just freely available to that individual.”


She said then that the parents’ actions went “far beyond negligence.”

McDonald said on Friday that texts show Ethan's mom Jennifer messaged her son "don't do it" after telling him to "learn not to get caught."

That came after he was found was searching online for ammunition while in school.

Prosecutors said Ethan's mom, Jennifer, text him saying "Ethan, don't do it" at 1.22pm on the day of the shooting.

However, Ethan had reportedly already opened fire at 12.51pm.

Pictures allegedly drawn by the teen were pictured by a teacher who saw the note, prosecutors said.

It read: "The thoughts won't stop, help me. My life in useless. The world is dead."

Deputies rushed to the school around lunchtime and arrested the suspect in a hallway within minutes.

He put his hands in the air as deputies approached, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said late Tuesday at a news conference.


Oakland County Sheriff Bouchard said the suspect came out of the bathroom armed with a 9MM semi-automatic handgun, fired around 15-20 shots in the south end of the school building and acted alone.

The sheriff later told reporters that the boy’s parents had been summoned to the school before the violence. Bouchard wouldn’t discuss details of the behavior school officials were concerned about.

“There is nothing that he could have faced that would warrant senseless, absolutely brutal violence on other kids,” he said.

A preliminary investigation shows that the weapon he is alleged to have used was purchased on November 26 by his father.

The students killed at the Oxford high school shooting have been identified as Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.

At approximately 10am on Wednesday, Justin Shilling, 15, who was in critical condition after the shooting, passed away from his injuries.


On Wednesday afternoon, the alleged shooter appeared in court via video for his arraignment where he pleaded not guilty.

Crumbley, who was sporting a white face mask and glasses, was seated with his hands handcuffed in front of him and wearing what appeared to be an anti-suicide vest.

The alleged gunman only spoke when asked by the judge to state his name and whether he understood the charges against him.

During the court hearing, prosecutors revealed that investigators recovered a video of Crumbley recorded the night before where he discussed killing students.

Crumbley was denied bail and will remain behind bars, isolated from other adult inmates.

The 15-year-old faces life in prison if found guilty.

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