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The search for James and Jennifer Crumbley has been taken over by the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities announced Friday evening.

Working with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, marshals were continuing an hours-long manhunt for the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old student who is accused of the Oxford High School shooting that killed four fellow students and injured seven others. The search for the couple started hours after charges were pressed against them in connection with the incident.

Late Friday, the U.S. Marshals issued “Wanted” posters and offered rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of either Crumbley.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced four involuntary manslaughter charges each for the Crumbleys earlier Friday and they were expected to be arraigned by video Friday in 52–3 District Court in Rochester Hills. They did not show.

As news broke Tuesday of a mass shooting at Oxford High School, the mother of the teen suspect sent her son a text message.

“Ethan, don’t do it,” Jennifer Crumbley wrote.

This and other new, disturbing allegations emerged Friday about the deadly rampage, as charges were leveled against the teen’s parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley. Their son, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, is accused of gunning down his classmates at Oxford High School on Tuesday.

The parents are now each facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter. The crime is a 15-year felony, officials said.


Officials have said the couple’s son, Ethan Crumbley, brought a gun to school on Tuesday and methodically fired at fleeing students. Four were killed and seven others injured, including a teacher.


[Oakland County Prosecutor Karen] McDonald said James Crumbley purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 used in the shooting at a gun store in Oxford on Nov. 26. She said a store employee confirmed Ethan Crumbley was with his father at the time.

She said social media posts by the teen that day show the handgun along with the caption: “Just got my new beauty today.” The next day, McDonald said, one of Jennifer Crumbley’s social media posts read: “Mom and son day testing out his new Christmas present.”

The day before the shooting, a teacher at the high school observed the teen searching ammunition on his cellphone during class and she reported it to school officials, officials said. Jennifer Crumbley was contacted through voicemail and email about her son’s search, but school officials received no response from either parent, McDonald said.

McDonald said Jennifer Crumbley exchanged text messages with her son about the incident that day, writing: “LOL, I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught.”



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