At least three people died and eight others were injured Tuesday in a shooting at a southeast Michigan high school, sheriff’s officials said.
All three of the deceased victims were students at Oxford High School — a 14-year-old female, a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.
The office said deputies arrested the suspected shooter – a 15-year-old sophomore student at the school – and recovered a handgun. They don’t believe there were any other shooters involved.
“There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect has asked for a lawyer and has not made any statements as to a motive,” a statement from the sheriff’s office said.
The suspected shooter was uninjured and was being held at Oakland County Children’s Village.
Undersheriff Mike McCabe said about 15 to 20 shots were fired during the shooting.
“The whole thing lasted 5 minutes,” he said during a news conference.
Officials received reports of an active shooter at the school in Oxford Township at 12:51 p.m. Oxford Township is located about 35 miles northwest of Detroit.
“We have multiple units and multiple EMS units on the scene along with SWAT and the aviation unit,” a statement from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office said eight people, including a teacher, were injured by gunshot wounds. Six were in stable condition and two others were in surgery.