The shooting occurred at Oxford High School in Michigan, United States. Crumbley, who was 15 at the time, fired a semi-automatic pistol his father gave him for Christmas. Six students and a teacher were injured and four people died.
Crumley’s parents were also charged with involuntary manslaughter. This is one of the first times in the United States that a mother and father have been prosecuted for a child crime.
Oakland County District Judge Kwame Rowe rejected the attorneys’ request for bail, calling the massacre a “true act of terrorism.” Crumley took responsibility for his actions and promised to pursue the path of reform, regardless of the sentence.
“All I want is for the people I hurt to finally realize their guilt and understand that justice has been served,” he said.
Last year, Crumley pleaded guilty to two dozen charges.
Prosecutors charged the teen’s parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, with gross neglect because they knew their son was too young and struggling in school, but they gave him the gun anyway.