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Michigan gunman’s mom allegedly wrote letter to Trump, praised his stance on gun rights

In the days after school shooter Ethan Crumbley opened fire on a Michigan school, it was revealed his mother wrote an open letter to former President Donald Trump.

The letter praised Trump’s support of gun rights and was sent after the 2016 presidential election.

“As a female and a Realtor,” Jennifer Crumbley wrote in a blog post, “thank you for allowing my right to bear arms. Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions.” She continued, saying, “Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”

Jennifer worked as a real estate agent in Michigan, but it was reported that her staff biography has been removed. In the letter, Jennifer also wrote about school difficulties and financial struggles. 

Fifteen-year-old Ethan was charged as an adult on Wednesday with first-degree murder, terrorism, and assault after the shooting that killed four students and injured seven others when authorities say he opened fire inside Oxford High School.

Police say the 9mm semi-automatic pistol that Ethan used in the shooting was purchased on Black Friday by his father, James. Ethan posted a photo of the handgun on his Instagram with the caption, “Just got my new beauty today,” he wrote, adding, “SIG SAUER 9mm. Ask any questions I will answer.”

Karen McDonald, the Oakland County Prosecutor, said she was “considering charges against both parents.” She added, “Owning a gun means securing it properly and locking it and keeping the ammunition separate.”

Even though police have not determined a motive for the shooting, McDonald indicated it was premeditated, based on a large amount of digital evidence. Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Willis said that the night before the shooting, Ethan recorded a video where he talked about murdering students. 

ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST

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