Three students killed in Michigan high school shooting

Students and their parents are pictured at the scene of the shooting at Oxford High School. PHOTO: TWITTER/ERIC SEALS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Three students were killed and six other people including a teacher were wounded on Tuesday (Nov 30) in a shooting at a high school in rural Oxford, Michigan, local police said.

A 15-year-old student was taken into custody and a handgun was seized after the shooting at Oxford High School, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

"There was no resistance during the arrest and the suspect has asked for a lawyer and has not made any statements as to a motive," the sheriff's office said.

"It's a very tragic situation," Undersheriff Michael McCabe said on Fox News.

"We have lots of upset parents," he said.

The shooting took place in Oxford, a small town about 60km north of Detroit.

Police said they received more than 100 911 emergency calls shortly after noon, and that the shooter unleashed 15-20 shots over about five minutes from a semi-automatic handgun with more than one magazine.

The suspect was taken into custody within five minutes of the first 911 call, they said.

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