LANSING, Mich., Feb. 6, 2024 — An Oakland County jury found Jennifer Crumbley, mother of Oxford school shooter Ethan Crumbley, guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter today. After the decision, the Michigan Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention Caucus issued the following statement:

“Today is a pivotal moment in Michigan history. This unanimous verdict changes the future of gun ownership in Michigan and the responsibilities it entails. The jury has set a precedent for a criminal standard of duty on parents and gun owners when it comes to firearms and their use by children. This case should be a warning to all those with firearms — taking precaution, being diligent and ensuring safe storage is your responsibility or you could be responsible for manslaughter through the actions of another. Michigan Dems have worked hard to pass impactful gun reform laws such as universal background checks, safe storage laws and extreme risk protection orders, and the caucus supports today’s ruling because it will continue to help keep kids safe across our state and promote more alertness among parents and gun owners.”