After being arrested in Detroit following a manhunt, the parents of the Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley have both pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. 

Jennifer and James Crumbley failed to appear in court after they were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. The couple’s lawyers Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman stated that “they are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports.”

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald explained in detail the role James and Jennifer Crumbley played in the shooting deaths.

According to McDonald, the parents were told to get counseling for their son following the disturbing discovery of "a drawing of a semiautomatic handgun pointing at the words 'the thoughts won't stop help me.'"

Ethan Crumbley is being charged as an adult with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism causing death, 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and seven counts of assault with intent to murder.