Three students have been killed and six people wounded after a 15-year-old opened fire at his Michigan high school.

The attack happened at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people 30 miles (48km) north of Detroit.

The 15-year-old is in custody after being arrested at the school. Officers also recovered a semi-automatic handgun and ammunition.

Ambulances lined up outside school in Michigan
Three students were killed in the shooting

The gunman’s motive remains unclear, said Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

Officers responded at around 12:55pm local time to a flood of 911 calls about an active shooter.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the suspect or victims but confirmed one of those injured was a teacher.

Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, said: “I’m shocked. It’s devastating.”

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The 15-year-old suspect is in custody after being arrested at the school

The school was placed on lockdown after the attack, with some children sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises.

They were later taken to a nearby shop to be picked up by their parents.

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