OXFORD, Michigan – Chilling videos and an incriminating journal belonging to Ethan Cumbley, the 15-year-old who killed four students in a mass shooting, have revealed that this attack was premeditated.
The day before the tragic incident, Ethan had changed his Instagram bio to:
“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” See you tomorrow, Oxford.
In addition to the not-so-subtle warning on his Instagram the day before the shooting, the authorities have also uncovered two videos on Ethan’s cellphone in which he talked about shooting up his school and killing its students. These videos were made the night before the shooting. They also found a journal in Ethan’s backpack, which Sheriff Lt. Tim Willis said detailed his “desire to shoot up the school, to include murdering students.”
Based on the vast amount of evidence, Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said this attack was “absolutely premeditated” and is convinced of her ability to prove it in court.
Crumbley has been charged as an adult with one count of terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm. There is a possibility of more charges being added to this list later on.
Leading up to this shooting, Ethan had been posting bizarre and satanic images on his social media accounts. Most horrifying perhaps was his post of a ‘countdown to the return of the devil’, which – unknowingly to his followers – counted down to his deadly attack on his school and fellow classmates.