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Oxford High School students killed in shooting are identified

Sarah Rahal, The Detroit News on

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OXFORD, Mich. — A football player, a volleyball striker, a captain of the bowling team and an aspiring artist.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has identified four students killed in Tuesday afternoon's mass shooting at Oxford High School.

Late Tuesday, authorities said Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Tate Myre, 16, as the three students who lost their lives following a five-minute rampage at the Oakland County high school.

A fourth student died Wednesday morning: Justin Shilling was 17, authorities said.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard said their families have been notified and each family has been assigned a deputy to remain as long as they need and "to provide the protection they deserve."

Deputies removed a 9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol from the 15-year-old student as he was placed in custody, Bouchard said.

 

The White House has been in touch with state and local authorities offering assistance, press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday, noting that she would check on whether Biden had reached out to the victims' families.

"Of course, our condolences — as you hear the president say yesterday — our heart goes out to this community and these families," Psaki said at a Wednesday's press briefing. "As a parent myself, you watch this news, this coverage, and it really just sticks with you."

Myre died in a patrol car as a deputy rushed him to a local hospital, Bouchard said in a 10 p.m. Tuesday update on the investigation.

"One of our deputies, due to the severity of wounds, loaded up one of the children in his car and, sadly, that child died in the car," Bouchard said. "One of our employees who was in the 911 center as part of the team taking the emergency calls, had a relative killed. This touches us all personally, deeply and will for a long time.

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