Authorities say a 15-year-old student was taken into custody Tuesday after he fatally shot three students and injured eight other people, including a teacher, at a high school near Detroit, APA reports citing USA Today.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said it received a number of reports about an active shooter around 12:51 p.m. local time at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a suburb about 35 miles north of Detroit.
The boy, a sophomore at the school, was taken into custody within minutes of the shooting, said Undersheriff Mike McCabe. A deputy assigned to the school as a liaison helped get the suspect into custody. The suspect fired 15 to 20 shots during the incident, McCabe said.
"He didn't give us any resistance when he was taken into custody," McCabe said. "The whole thing lasted five minutes."
The three deceased students, a 16-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl, have not been identified. Of the eight others who were shot, two were in surgery and six others were in stable condition, McCabe said.
Authorities did not say whether anyone was targeted and did not release any information about a motive. McCabe said authorities were investigating whether there were any warnings before the shooting or if the student had any history of violence. He said students and others would be questioned.