A scared video of students fleeing Oxford High School classrooms is a chilling sign of the panicked students suffered in a Michigan school shooting on Monday that left four students die.
However, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, a man heard in the video talking to the student is not a 15-year-old man charged with murder in the incident.
Video, first posted TikTok, was widely shared for showing how the shooter managed to pose as an officer and lure victims from a classroom.
In the video, the voice of a person can be heard saying: “Sheriff’s office. It’s safe to get out.”
“We’re not willing to take that risk right now,” one student replied.
“Okay, go out the door and look at my badge, man,” the invisible voice then said.
“He said man,” said one boy. “Red flags.”
The students then rushed to a window, opened it, and ran out.
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Bouchard said the students’ fears were very real, but the connotations put in video Not.
“I would like to clarify some of the inaccurate information that continues to circulate,” Bouchard said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, according to Detroit Free Press. “Social media continues to provide a lot of misinformation.”
“We have now been able to determine that it is not a suspect. Most likely, it was one of our plainclothes detectives, and he could have been talking ‘guys’ in a chatty fashion to try to bring them down from the crisis,” he explained. .
“The suspect we have now confirmed by analyzing all the videos from the start until we got him in custody has never been knocked on the door.”
He said Crumbley came out of a school bathroom armed, go through the corridor and never entered a classroom.
“The evidence I’ve seen clearly shows he’s trying to kill someone,” Bouchard said.
The video shows suspect “Coming out with the intention of killing people. He regularly shoots people at close range to the head or chest,” Bouchard explained.
Police recovered 30 used shell casings and 18 bullets were found on the suspect.
In the case that injured eight people, Crumbley faces one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to kill and 12 counts of possession of a firearm to cause felony, based on Fox News.
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