Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Tuesday night that their office did not hear any rumors about the shooting beforehand.
“We're also hearing that there were rumors that somebody had heard or said something or knew something in advance. None of that came to us prior to today,” Bouchard said. “I can tell you that nothing came to the Sheriff's Office and nothing came to our school liaison in the school.”
Bouchard cautioned against the spreading of rumors on social media and said the investigation into motive is still underway. He reiterated that there was still no information on a motive, particularly because the shooting suspect is currently not speaking to authorities.
The sheriff noted Tuesday that examining the suspect’s social media posts, including recent posts of the handgun recovered at the scene, are a part of their investigation.
“It's my understanding, again, that this was a recent weapon purchase. He had been shooting with it and posted pictures of a target and the weapon. That's all part of what's being looked at. We're going to do a deep dive on the social media and all the activities of this young man,” Bouchard said.
Bouchard said sheriff deputy’s cars were dispatched at 12:52 p.m. on Tuesday and arrived at the school minutes later. Officials had the shooting suspect in custody within “two to three minutes” of their arrival, he said.
Bouchard said the suspect put his hands up when law enforcement officers approached. The suspect did not say anything when he was arrested, he added.
Two 15-round magazines were also found at the scene. Bouchard said it’s “more than likely” that a third magazine will be found, since there were allegedly three that were purchased. At least 12 rounds were fired, Bouchard said.
The crime scene is still being examined and the process is expected to go “all night long,” Bouchard said. He added that a cell phone was among the items seized at the suspect’s home.