Who’s to Blame When a Child Becomes a Murderer?

What happened to the Crumbleys could happen to many parents

Catherine Oceano
Fourth Wave
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7 min readApr 12, 2024

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I’ve been watching with interest the court case for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the Oxford High School Shooter. If you aren’t aware, in November of 2021 a 15-year-old student named Ethan Crumbley shot and killed four students and injured seven more when he took a 9mm…

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Catherine Oceano
Fourth Wave

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