New reports claim that a school shooter claimed he was actually a police officer, in order to confuse terrified students.
A gunman opened fire on Oxford High School, Michigan, United States of America on Tuesday, killing three teenagers and injuring eight others.
After gunshots at 12.55 local time were heard, terror-stricken students and staff fled the building. Others hid in their lockers until police arrived.
FOX 2One parent reported that an assailant had been knocking on doors in classrooms, telling students that he was from Sheriff’s Office. It was an apparent plot to lure them outside.
Her child survived by climbing through a glass to escape.
As a voice from the door, shocking footage of a group of schoolkids discussing the situation is posted to TikTok. “Sheriff’s office, it’s safe to come out.”
A skeptical pupil will respond by saying “we’re not willing to take that risk right now”The voice says, ” “come to the door and look at my badge, bro.”
His use of the word ‘bro’ seems like a confirmation of suspicions among the students. One student exclaimed, “Bro!” “that’s a red flag”As the group starts to scramble out the window,
The children then ran across a snowy courtyard, before finally meeting an armed officer who said “slow down, you’re fine”.
Police have not confirmed the reports and it is unclear if the voice was the active gunman.
Savannah, a 17 year-old student at Oxford High School, said that she had received a message from her boyfriend during the incident. It confirmed that something was indeed happening.
She said: “We locked the doors, there’s this closet in the classroom, so it was very safe in the classroom, in the back corner,”She said that she had heard gunshots and added that she understood.
“I feel like (we got out) about 30 minutes later, the police knocked on the door so we were able to get out.”
She also shared that both students and staff were previously trained as ‘active shotgunners’ in response to increasing gun violence.
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