In Oxford, about 65 kilometers from Detroit in the US state of Michigan, a new shooting massacre took place at US high schools just before 1pm local time (just before 7pm CET) yesterday. A 15-year-old boy fired 15 to 20 bullets from a semi-automatic pistol, killing a 16-year-old boy and 14- and 17-year-old girls. The entire attack lasted only five minutes. The teacher was also among the eight injured. Two victims landed on the operating table and the sides of the remaining six are stable.

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The motive for the act remains unknown for now, but the 15-year-old, a second-year student at this high school, surrendered five minutes after the arrival of the police. No new showdown took place during the arrest, and police handcuffed the 15-year-old unharmed. According to the deputy chief of local police Mika McCaba he surrendered without resistance, and before the start of the shooting campaign himself, he was in one of the classrooms in class. He defended himself in front of investigators during the interrogation in silence, which his parents allegedly advised him to do. Police did not disclose how the 15-year-old managed to smuggle a weapon into the school despite the measures, but according to their own statements, they have already established this. At the school, students are not checked with a metal detector at the entrance, which has become a constant practice in many American educational institutions in recent years.

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Local media report that even before the attack, there were speculations about a possible shooting spree, so some students were supposed to stay at home yesterday as a precaution. Investigators will also determine the motive with the help of events on social networks. According to the British Guardian, the school management published a letter to parents online this month, stating that there were rumors after school about the threat to students, which was allegedly the result of some “A bizarre incident related to vandalism.”

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Shooting march at Oxford High School.

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Shooting march at Oxford High School.