On Friday, Michigan cops, US Marshals, and the FBI were looking for the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the Michigan teen who killed four people and injured seven others when he shot up Oxford High School earlier this week.
Jennifer and James Crumbley have both been charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter, which is a rare outcome by prosecutors who accuse the parents of
failing to secure their guns and not responding to their son’s distressing behavior, the New York Post reported.
Law enforcement officials announced that the parents had gone missing and were now officially considered fugitives.
“The US Marshals have adopted the case of the search for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the accused Oxford HS (Mich.) shooter. The USMS Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on the search,” the agency tweeted.
Apparently, the couple’s lawyers said the two had gone AWOL — then told CNN that the parents had left town over safety concerns and were now headed home.
“Our last conversation with the attorney was that she had been trying to reach them by phone and text, and they were not responding,” Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.
However, this goes with the recent statement from the attorneys Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman, who say the “Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety.”