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Parents Of MI School Shooting Victims Want To Sue Officials

The parents of four students killed at a Michigan school called on Monday for a state investigation of all aspects of the 2021 mass shooting, saying the convictions of a teenager and his parents are not enough to close the book. The parents want a change in Michigan law, which makes it hard to sue the Oxford school district for errors that contributed to the attack, the Associated Press reports. “We want this to be lessons learned for Michigan and across the country, ultimately,” said Steve St. Juliana, whose 14-year-old daughter, Hana, was killed by Ethan Crumbley at Oxford High School. “But in order to get there, some fundamental things have to happen,” he said.

Buck Myre, the father of victim Tate Myre, said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel needs to “quit ignoring us.” St. Juliana, Myre, Craig Shilling and Nicole Beausoleil sat for a joint interview with AP at the Oakland County prosecutor’s office. A jury convicted the shooter’s father, James Crumbley, of involuntary manslaughter. The boy’s mother, Jennifer Crumbley, was convicted of the same charges in February. The parents were accused of making a gun accessible at home and ignoring their son’s mental distress, especially on the day of the shooting when they were summoned by the school to discuss a ghastly drawing on a math assignment. The Crumbleys didn’t take the 15-year-old home, and school staff believed he wasn’t a threat to others. No one checked his backpack for a gun, however, and he later shot up the school.


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