Three students were killed and several injured as a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday. The injured included a teacher and dead were a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female.
The suspect was taken into custody and a semi-automatic handgun was seized, but there was no immediate explanation for what might have prompted the attack in Oxford, a small town about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Detroit.
police received more than 100 911 emergency calls shortly afternoon, and that the shooter unleashed 15-20 shots over about five minutes. About 1,700 students attend the school while the school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents.