Washington, Oct 24 – Teenager Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty on Monday to all the charges against him for the shooting he committed a year ago at the institute in the town of Oxford (Michigan, USA). , where four students lost their lives.

Crumbley, who is now 16 years old, pleaded guilty to the 24 crimes charged against him, which include from terrorism to first-degree murder, the latter charge that could carry a life sentence, according to local media such as The Detroit News.

That medium describes the attitude shown by the accused during the admission of guilt as stoic and details that the young man had his left hand handcuffed to a chain around his waist.

During the hearing, Oakland County Judge Kwame Rowe asked the defendant if he pleaded guilty to the crimes with which he was accused, reading each offense separately, to which Crumbley answered “yes” on each occasion. .

In this way, Crumbley admitted that his intention was to end the lives of several of his high school classmates when on November 30, 2021 he entered the school with a gun, went to the bathrooms and began shooting at those who were close.

Four students were killed, six others were injured, and a teacher was also injured.

The crime shocked the United States and sparked a debate about parental responsibility in school shootings, which have increased in recent years.

In a separate proceeding, Crumbley’s parents are facing involuntary manslaughter charges because the semi-automatic weapon he used to commit the crime belonged to his father and because they ignored teachers’ warnings that Crumbley needed counseling.

Hours before Crumbley shot the other students, a teacher found a note on Crumbley’s desk showing a gun and the words: “Thoughts don’t stop, help me.”

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