The Oxford school shooting suspect and his parents were separated and put under suicide watch in jail, sheriff says

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A head and shoulders shot of Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard at a press conference.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard at a press conference Saturday, December 4 2021.Fox2 Detroit/YouTube
  • A school shooting suspect and his parents were placed under suicide watch in jail in Michigan.

  • The suspect and his parents, James, and Jennifer Crumbley are held separately, Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.

  • The suspect is charged with the murders of four students at his school in Oxford Township.

The Oxford school shooting suspect and his parents were separated and put under suicide watch in jail, law enforcement said.

At a Saturday press conference, the sheriff of Oakland County, Michigan, said that the suspect, and his parents Jennifer and James Crumbley, were being held separately and were under "advanced watch" at the county jail.

"There is no indication that any of them were suicidal but out of an abundance of caution our amazing corrections team is doing suicide watches on all three of them," Michael Bouchard said.

The suspect was charged on 24 felony counts, including four of first-degree murder and a terror-related charge, after four students were killed and seven injured at Oxford High School on November 30.

The suspect who was jailed on December 1 and is the sole suspect in the case, pleaded not guilty. His parents Jennifer and James Crumbley were also charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, to which they pleaded not guilty.

The couple gave the suspect a gun four days before the shooting, prosecutor Karen McDonald said Friday. They "could have stopped it, and they had every reason to know that he was dangerous," she said.

A screenshot of the Oakland County Jail register showing Ethan, James and Jennifer Crumbley's entries, including mugshots
A screenshot of the Oakland County Jail register showing Ethan, James and Jennifer Crumbley's entries, including mugshotsOakland County Jail

Jail records show that the suspect's parents, who were apprehended after an hours-long search, entered the jail at just before 3 a.m. Saturday. They are being held on a $500,000 bond each, having been declared a flight risk.

They were labeled fugitives after they failed to show up at an arraignment Friday, leading to a manhunt. Their lawyers Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman said that the pair "were absolutely going to turn themselves in. It was just a matter of logistics."

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