A Michigan prosecutor claims that Oxford High School officers could be facing criminal and civil charges for not searching Ethan Crumbley, 15,’s backpack or locker prior to the fatal shooting.

On Monday, Karen McDonald, Oakland County prosecutor stated in an interview that she had spoken to CNN about the legality of school officials searching Crumbley’s belongings if they were concerned about drawing and statements Crumbley made before the shooting.

“We are not sure if it was there, or where.” “We just know that it was there and he had it,” she stated.

McDonald’s responded to a question about whether school employees could face prosecution. She told CNN’s Brianna Kessel that they haven’t considered charging anybody.

In an interview later, she stated that her feelings were echoed by another reporter. ABC’s Good Morning America stated that she would be able to charge school officials involved in the shooting.

McDonald said the  investigation’s findings will determine whether school officials will be charged in last Tuesday’s attack at Oxford High School. 

Ethan was charged as an adult Wednesday with terrorism, first degree murder and other counts in the shooting that killed Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17.

Four counts were added for involuntary murder against his parents.

They all pleaded not guilty. 

In an interview with CNN on Monday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald, right, said school officials had the legal authority to search 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley’s backpack and locker when they had concerns about some drawings and statements he made prior to the fatal shooting last Tuesday, but failed to do so

McDonald’s said Monday that Crumbley’s parents were being criminally charged because “we must start addressing the way someone like this can get their hands onto a weapon and hold those responsible for that.”

McDonalds stated that McDonalds is sympathetic to parents as he has five kids and his husband. McDonald’s noted that he is not advocating for parents to be held criminally responsible if their child does something wrong.

“But, in this instance, it’s impossible to look at their actions without seeing that they had reason to suspect that they were involved in a violent act.” 

Crumbley’s parents met with school officials the day after the shooting. A teacher was concerned about a drawing Crumbley made, which included a bullet as well as the words ‘blood everywhere’ and statements that he had made before the shooting. 

Tim Throne from Oxford Community Schools says that Ethan was notified by the teacher about his statements and drawings. He had previously seen images of ammunition on Ethan’s phone and claimed it was to help him with his shooting hobby.

As he tried unsuccessfully for James and Jennifer to get in touch with him, guidance counselors kept an eye on him for approximately one hour.

Counselors requested information about Ethan’s ability to cause harm. They eventually answered, and Ethan replied that he didn’t intend to do any self-harm or other harm. 

James and Jennifer were suggested by the guidance counselors to bring him home, but they told them they would have to resume work.

Ethan was started a few hours after Throne wrote it. Shooting just before 1pm “during passing times between classes when hundreds were in the hallway transitioning to one classroom from another.” 

Ethan Crumbley, 15, is accused of fatally shooting  Oakland High School last Tuesday, killing four students. He is being charged as an adult with terrorism and first-degree murdre

Ethan Crumbley, 15, is accused of fatally shooting  Oakland High School last Tuesday, killing four students. As an adult, he is charged with terroristic acts and first-degree mischief

His parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, were also charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter after they allegedly bought the gun for their son

James Crumbley was also indicted for four counts of voluntary manslaughter.

Thorne indicated that an independent party would examine the events leading up to the attack on Oxford Township High School, which is home to approximately 23,000 people about 30 miles north Detroit. 

Dana Nessel (Michigan Attorney General) said Sunday her office could conduct the probe.

Ethan Crumbley, an adult has been accused of murder, terror and other offences in relation to the attack. McDonald’s also filed involuntary murder charges against his parents. They claim that they did not intervene when the tragedy occurred despite being presented with the drawing of McDonald’s and the disturbing message.

McDonalds stated Monday that Crumbley’s parents had not mentioned during school meetings that Ethan owned a 9mm semiautomatic pistol. 

According to authorities, he was able to use the gun for the crime and his father purchased it on Black Friday at the local gun shop as an early Christmas gift. The gun was sold legally to James Crumbley. However, Michigan law prohibits minors from possessing guns except in very limited circumstances, like when they are hunting with an adult.

‘You can´t even in an airport mention anything that even remotely indicates that there might be some sort of violence on a plane. You´ll be immediately extracted,’ McDonald told ABC.

“And yet… we have the kid who is… saying some rather concerning things, and he was permitted to return to school. And neither parent mentions that his access to a firearm.

Police responded to the scene of Oxford High School in Michigan last Tuesday after receiving numerous calls about shots ringing out

After receiving many calls regarding shots ringsing, police responded quickly to the call at Oxford High School, Michigan.

People were seen embracing on Wednesday at a makeshift memorial outside of the high school, where four students were killed

On Wednesday, people were seen hugging at the makeshift memorial located outside of High School where four students were shot to death.

Students mourned at the growing memorial last Wednesday

The memorial was growing in the hearts of students who were saddened last Wednesday

McDonald’s claimed that prosecutors had evidence that McDonald’s and McDonald’s purchased the weapon for McDonald’s 15-year old daughter. They also bristled about it on the internet, claiming that they thought it was a joyous occasion that McDonald’s would give as a gift.

She said that the teenager had full access to the gun,’regardless of whether it was locked at his home or not.

They were found hiding in the Detroit studios of Andrzej sikora and were arrested on Saturday morning. 

According to the artist’s lawyer, he said that he was cooperating with investigators. He didn’t know that the couple were facing criminal charges and that they had been staying overnight in his studio as authorities searched for them.

The couple´s attorneys have said they didn´t intend to flee.