Three killed as 15-year-old student opens fire at his school in Michigan

Three students have been killed and six people wounded after a 15-year-old opened fire at his Michigan high school. The 15-year-old is in custody after being arrested at the school. Officers also reco

Three killed as 15-year-old student opens fire at his school in Michigan

Three students have been killed and six people wounded after a 15-year-old opened fire at his Michigan high school.

The 15-year-old is in custody after being arrested at the school.

Officers also recovered a semi-automatic handgun and ammunition.

Ambulances lined up outside school in Michigan
Image: Three students were killed in the shooting

The gunman's motive remains unclear, said Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

Officers responded at around 12:55pm local time to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the suspect or victims.

Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said: "I'm shocked. It's devastating."

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Image: The 15-year-old suspect is in custody after being arrested at the school

The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises.

They were later taken to a nearby shop to be picked up by their parents.