‘If Any Case Is Ripe For This Test, This Is It,’ Says Judge About Charges For Parents Of Alleged School Shooter

Four students died, and seven others were injured on November 30, 2021, after 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley allegedly opened fire at the high school he attended in Oxford, Michigan. Crumbley, who is being held without bail, has been charged as an adult with terrorism causing death, first-degree murder, and other counts in the shooting. In what is reportedly a first in the US, the teenager’s parents have also been charged. Jennifer and James Crumbley are facing four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. The couple, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is accused of failing to prevent the attack by neglecting to meet their obligations as gun owners. “If any case is ripe for this test, this is it,” says Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who serves on the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County, Michigan. Judge Aquilina is not presiding over or affiliated with the Oxford school shooting case. What are Attorneys for Crumbley’s parents saying about the charges against them? Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil, ““Tragic School Shootings: Who is to Blame?” to find out. And later, parents from Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High share their experiences and what they say the families of the four dead students at Oxford may be going through. Plus, hear from school safety expert Michael Dorn, the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, and Dr. Mike Looney, a school superintendent from Georgia. Check your local listing to find out where to watch. WATCH: Sheriff Says His Department Was Not Brought In To School Meetings With Alleged Oxford Shooter And His Parents TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?