President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his “heart goes out” to the families affected by a school shooting in southeast Michigan, which left three people dead and eight others injured.
“I was informed after the tour. I learned about a school shooting in Michigan. As we learn the full details my heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,” Biden said at the start of a speech in Minnesota.
Biden said the suspect “turned himself in and claimed his right against self-incrimination and turned over his pistol. That’s all that we know about it.”
Three people have died and eight more were injured in the shooting Tuesday afternoon at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, authorities said. The three killed are believed to be students, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe said at a news conference, and one of those shot is believed to be a teacher. The suspect was identified as a 15-year-old sophomore boy and is in custody, McCabe said.
“You gotta know that whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now,” Biden added.
Biden was briefed on the incident by his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the White House is providing regular updates to the President as he travels in Minnesota, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
“The traveling team will remain in close touch with the team back at the White House and provide regular updates to the President as new information surfaces,” Psaki said.
This story has been updated with additional information on Tuesday.