Families of 20 Oxford High School Students File Federal Lawsuit Seeking Policy Changes After Deadly Michigan School Shooting

FILE – Memorial items are shown on the sign of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The families of about 20 Oxford High School students filed a federal lawsuit in a push for policy changes after three teenagers were killed and eight other people were injured in a shooting at the Michigan school.

The suit, filed in the Southern Division of the Eastern District of Michigan, does not seek monetary compensation. Attorney Scott Weidenfeller, who represents the families, said they are asking the district for transparency and communication.

“The new school year is about 10 weeks away, and so these families have children that are going back to the school. And so, this lawsuit really seeks to force change by federal court order,” he said at a virtual news conference Friday.

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Three students were killed in the Nov. 30 shooting after a 15-year-old sophomore allegedly opened fire just before 1 p.m. The suspect, Ethan Crumbley, fired at least a dozen shots before he was taken into custody.

Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, were killed in the shooting. Tate Myre, 16, died in a patrol car as deputies were taking him to the hospital, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Minyvonne Burke; The Associated Press

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