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Students targeted in deadly US school shooting

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

Fifteen-year-old student opens fire at a high school in Michigan state, killing three students and leaving six other people including a teacher wounded, police say. Authorities arrested suspect at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips. (Reuters) A 15-year-old sophomore has opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities said.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he didn't know what the assailant's motives were for Tuesday's attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 48 kilometres north of Detroit.

Officers responded at around 12:55 pm [local time] to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter at the school, McCabe said. 

Authorities arrested the suspect at the school and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips.

“Deputies confronted him, he had the weapon on him, they took him into custody,” McCabe said, declining to share more detail about the arrest.

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Most school shooters are students who were able to access unsecured, loaded guns at home. Media reporting on the shooting tragedy unfolding at Oxford High School in Michigan should be clear about how the shooter access their weapon. #mileg

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 30, 2021 'I'm shocked, it's devastating'

Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the suspect or victims.

Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said he didn't know yet know the victims' names or whether their families had been contacted.

“I'm shocked. It's devastating,” the shaken superintendent told reporters.

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.

Source: AP