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Civil case against Oxford school district may bring in security guard from the school

Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the teenager who killed four students in the shooting at Oxford High School, appear in court on Feb. 8.
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Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the teenager who killed four students in the shooting at Oxford High School, appear in court on Feb. 8.

An attorney wants to include an Oxford High School security guard as a defendant in a civil case against the district, stemming from last year’s mass shooting there.

Attorney Ven Johnson alleges the guard opened a bathroom door during the shooting, and inside were three students – Justin Schilling, Keegan Gregory, and the gunman Ethan Crumbley. The security guard allegedly closed the door and walked away. Schilling was one of four students killed by the shooter.

Johnson argues surveillance video of the incident shows the security guard must have noticed the students confronted by the gunman in the bathroom.

“They weren’t hiding. I can tell you that because I know that. I know what my client, Keegan, was going through. We obviously have information about that.”

Johnson predicts a ruling on the motion to add the guard to the civil case should come next week.

Alex McLenon is a Reporter with 101.9 WDET.