Parents of a 15-year old boy who was involved in the Michigan high school shooting incident on Tuesday have been arrested.
Jennifer and James Crumbley were arrested after the prosecution filed charges of involuntary manslaughter against them.
The 15-year old fatally shot and killed four of his classmates and injured seven others including a teacher in the Tuesday incident.
Ethan Crumbley is said to have opened fire shortly before 1 pm and caused harm to his colleagues before he was finally contained.
The parents, who are each facing four counts of involuntary murder, were arrested after they were found hiding in a commercial building in Detroit, US.
They were arrested following a tip off from the local community, and were taken into custody unarmed and without incident according to the Detroit police chief James White.
The two however did not break into the building implying that they had been helped by a third party whom the police are still searching for.
Detroit police said that the Crumbleys were turned over to Oakland County Sheriff’s department who were on the scene and would be transported to a jail in Oakland County, Michigan.
Experts say that parents in the U.S. are rarely charged in school shootings involving their children, even as most minors get guns from a parent or relative’s house.
According to the New York Times, the gun that Ethan used to shoot his colleagues was an early Christmas gift from his parents and was bought last week.
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