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Parents’ sentencing in Michigan school shooting is a wake up call for all guardians

Apr 10, 2024 | Media Coverage

Though most people who struggle with their mental health will not go on to carry out an act of violence, caregivers should know the signs their child could be at risk of a psychiatric emergency.

In 2021, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley walked into a high school near Detroit with a gun. He murdered four students and injured seven others, including a teacher. He pleaded guilty to 24 charges, including terrorism and murder and was sentenced to life without parole.

Then, his parents each went on trial for both their actions and inactions in connection with their son’s crimes. His mother was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in February and, soon after, Ethan’s father was also found guilty. On Tuesday, a court sentenced them to 10 to 15 years in prison.

Read the full story on the Tennessean written by Youth Villages Middle Tennesse Regional Director, Brittany Farrar.

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