Mother of School Shooter Claims Ignorance Amidst Growing Mental Health Issues – See Her Stunning Testimony!

PONTIAC, Mich. — The mother of teenage school shooter Ethan Crumbley testified that her husband was responsible for storing the gun he had bought their son, and she hid the bullets after taking him to a gun range. In her involuntary manslaughter trial, Jennifer Crumbley also claimed that the school failed to inform her about her son’s difficulty staying awake and paying attention in class at Oxford High School.

Crumbley’s defense lawyer questioned her about her reaction to her son’s struggles, to which she responded that she would talk to him to find out what was going on. She acknowledged that Ethan had expressed anxiety about his future after high school, but she never felt he needed to see a professional for his mental health.

The trial opened in January with prosecutors arguing that Crumbley knew of her son’s deteriorating mental health and social isolation but did not take appropriate action. The defense, however, argued that she could have never anticipated her son’s violent actions, placing some responsibility on the school for not fully informing them of any issues.

Throughout her testimony, Crumbley emphasized the close relationship she had with her son, showing the jury images from her Facebook page of family moments spanning several years. She claimed that she trusted her son and thought that they were “really close” as a family.

The trial has largely focused on the day of the shooting and the events leading up to it, including the parents buying their son a gun and the school’s alleged lack of communication with them about their son’s behavior and access to a firearm.

The video of the shooting was shown during the trial, prompting Jennifer Crumbley to put her head down and sob. Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty as an adult to murder, terrorism, and other crimes, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Jennifer Crumbley’s husband, James, will face his own trial set for March on the same charges of involuntary manslaughter. If found guilty, the Crumbleys each face up to 15 years in prison and a $7,500 fine per charge.