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December 4, 2021
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Terrorism Charges for Oxford High Shooter
Manslaughter Charges for His Parents

December 4, 2021
On November 30, the following related Flash SMS
messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

11/30 - Oxford High School (Oxford, MI) on lockdown due to active shooting situation. Reports of multiple victims. AlertsUSA monitoring..

11/30 - Three dead, six wounded in earlier Oxford High School shooting incident. The shooter, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in custody.

What You Need To Know

On Tuesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of mass casualty shooting incident at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Michigan, located about 40 miles north of Detroit. In this attack, 15-year-old sophomore Ethan Crumbley can be seen on surveillance video entering a school bathroom with a backpack, and then exiting about a minute later brandishing a handgun.

Immediately afterwards, prosecutors say Crumbley began firing at students. When they started to flee, Crumbley "methodically and deliberately" walked down the hallway and aimed his gun into classrooms and at students who were unable to escape.

According to students reports, a voice over the intercom alerted them to an active shooter, and their teachers started locking and barricading doors and covering windows, convincing them it was not a drill.

Crumbley surrendered without struggle to a deputy assigned as a school resource officer and a second deputy who responded to the scene. He allegedly still had seven rounds of ammunition remaining in is 9mm Sig Sauer pistol and two 15-round magazines when he was stopped by authorities. At least one other empty magazine was recovered from the school.

The entire shooting incident lasted about five minutes. Four students were killed and seven others injured, including a teacher.

Police say there was no indication that Crumbley had faced any disciplinary issues, though he is reported to have met with school officials the day prior to the shooting, and again early on the day of the shooting, to discuss his behavior.

The first meeting occurred after a teacher spotted Crumbley using his phone to search for ammunition sales. School officials left a voicemail and email for Crumbley's mother who did not respond. She did though contact he son via SMS message, saying, "LOL I'm not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught."

The second meeting occurred after another teacher found a violent drawing on Crumbley's desk. Crumbley's parents were summoned to the school and instructed to seek counseling for their son within 48 hours. Crumbley's parents "resisted the idea" of him leaving the school at the time, and he was returned to class. The shooting took place just hours later.

According to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, the suspect's father, James Crumbley, had purchased the gun from a local shop on Black Friday, four days prior to the shooting. The suspect's mother is reported to have referred to the gun as her son's "new Christmas present" in a social media post.

On Friday, both parents were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, in what was reported to be a rare instance of parents being charged in relation to a school shooting.

At Ethan Crumbley’s arraignment, Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Willis told the judge that a search of the boy’s home turned up “two separate videos recovered from Ethan’s cellphone made by him the night before the incident, wherein he talked about shooting and killing students the next day at Oxford High School.”

The court was also told that a journal was recovered from Ethan’s backpack, “detailing his desire to shoot up the school, to include murdering students.”

Crumbley was arraigned by a magistrate on homicide and attempted homicide charges shortly after he was arrested. On December 1st, he was charged with 1 count of terrorism causing death, 4 counts of first-degree murder, 7 counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

According to the Associated Press, this appears to be the first time in U.S. history where a terrorism charge was filed in relation to a gunfire incident on school grounds.

Readers are reminded that following each school shooting, invariably there are threats of copy-cat attacks that pop up on social media and a variety of chat forums. Such was the case with this incident. In fact, there were so many threats made that classes were canceled for the remainder of the week across dozens of school districts in the region.

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Coronavirus Quick Hits

December 4, 2021


According to data provided by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, as of Friday evening there have been more than 787,000 total deaths in the U.S. attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The Biden Administration has extended the federal mask requirement on on airplanes, buses, trains and boats, as well as in airports and other transportation hubs, through March to address concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant.

A federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction Tuesday against President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

A federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked the government from enforcing its vaccine mandate for federal contractors in three states on Thursday, saying President Biden exceeded his authority when he ordered agencies to insert the requirement into their contracts for vendors and subcontractors.


Canada has opened up its borders to fully vaccinated foreign travelers. As of November 19, 2021, the country had reported over 29,000 deaths. Case numbers are also rising.


Brazil remains the Latin American country most affected by COVID-19. As of November 19, 2021, the country had reported over 615,000 deaths attributed to the virus. In second place is Mexico, with more than 294,000 deaths.


Russia still leads the European region in COVID-related fatalities. As of November 19, the country has reported over 533,000 deaths, followed by Ukraine, Romania and Poland.


WHO: No evidence boosters would offer "greater protection" to the healthy
TSA extending mask mandate for domestic travel through March
Researchers destroy study confirming 'masks work' in curbing COVID
Nearly 9,000 Marines didn't get vaccinated by the deadline
Pentagon chief says Guard who refuse vaccine cannot train
COVID: Germany puts major restrictions on unvaccinated, mandates coming
Dying COVID-19 patient recovers after court orders ivermectin treatment
Biden public trust on COVID-19 plummets
White House outlines plan to protect Americans against omicron variant
First graphic of Omicron's 32 spike mutations
COVID Omicron: Time to consider mandatory jabs, EU chief says
Greece to fine over-60s who refuse Covid-19 vaccine
European Union mulling mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations
Moderna chief predicts vaccines could struggle against omicron
Judge calls out vaccine BS, destroys Biden mandates

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
Johns Hopkins CSSE (Interactive map)


According to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker website, more than 466 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered within the U.S..


According to the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between mid-December 2020 and Nov 26 of this year, more than 927,000 adverse events have been reported following COVID19 vaccinations. As it is estimated that only 1% of adverse events are recorded into the system, these numbers could be significantly higher.

Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem.

Current VAERS reports (U.S. only) related to COVID-19 vaccines include:

Deaths: 8,986
Hospitalizations: 42,124
Urgent Care: 83,913
Anaphylaxis: 2,164
Bell's Palsy: 2,823
Miscarriages: 1,430
Heart Attacks: 4,475
Myo/Pericarditis: 4,054

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Commentary / Analysis / Research

December 4, 2021

November 2021 Reagan National Defense Survey

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has released the results of its fourth Reagan National Defense Survey. The survey revealed a continuing decline in trust and confidence in the United States military and uncertainty about whether or how America should lead in the world. There is a growing sense of pessimism, with 59 percent of respondents saying the country is headed in the wrong direction.

At the same time, there is bipartisan consensus about the threats we face. For the first time, a majority of respondents say a single nation poses the greatest threat to the United States: China. That view, crossing all partisan and demographic lines, reflects concerns over China’s military buildup, economic practices, technological advancements, and human rights record.


Over-The-Horizon Counterterrorism:
New Name, Same Old Challenges

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan offers the opportunity for a recalibration in the use of force abroad in what is America’s truly longest war—the global war on terror. The Biden administration is poised to increase its reliance on “over-the-horizon” operations—a euphuism for drone strikes and special operations force raids—to ensure that Afghanistan does not, once again, become a safe haven for transnational terrorism. In a speech marking the end of the war in Afghanistan, President Joseph Biden portrayed limited force as a moral alternative to the forever wars, a strategic choice to address terrorist threats in a disordered and divided world. But this framing forecloses serious debate on whether the United States should be resorting to force at all and to what ends. If we are to truly turn the page on the 9/11 era, it is imperative to interrogate the antecedents, assumptions, and principles underlying the over-the-horizon approach. Doing so raises concerns about whether a shift to limited force can really end the forever war, but also points to moral insights that may better guide the “targeted, precise strategy” President Biden has promised.


Vaccines and Power

We are seeing a growing authoritarianism by governments across the globe concerning the drive to vaccinate everyone: mandates, lockdowns, vaccine passports and restrictions on civil liberties. We are also seeing a corresponding resistance to heavy-handed, government imposed measures. Protests have erupted across Europe over renewed lockdown drives by European governments. Australians are also now pushing back in protest.


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USNI Fleet and Marine Tracker
December 4, 2021

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Nov 29, 2021 based on U.S. Navy, public data provided by the U.S. Naval Institute, and open source reporting. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

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World News Roundup
December 4, 2021


Biden to restart Trump “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy
State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware
Review finds no answers to mystery of Havana syndrome
Biden and Putin to hold talks after diplomats make no progress on Ukraine
Child sex abusers at CIA avoiding prosecution
Confidence in military continues to fall after Afghanistan withdrawal
USS Carl Vinson’s aircraft sustained two ‘Class A’ mishaps last week
Pentagon: Few changes to US overseas military 'footprint'
1,000 Nat'l Guard soldiers to deploy to Africa as Mid East wars wind down
NATO debates the lessons of mission creep in Afghanistan
What else haven’t we been told about China’s hypersonic capabilities?
Russia and China are attacking US satellites 'every single day'
Taliban and 9/11 families fight for billions in frozen Afghan funds
OPEC+ sticks to modest boost in oil output despite omicron


US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive
Russia to unveil security pact proposals in bid to restrain NATO
Russia’s growing secret submarine fleet key to Moscow’s undersea future
Lavrov: NATO’s further eastward expansion directly affects Russia’s security
Lavrov: US Medium-Range Missiles May Soon Be Deployed in Europe
Russia warns 'the nightmare scenario of military confrontation is returning'
US, Poland Talk Russian Military Build-Up Near Ukraine
EU, UK, US, Canada issue coordinated sanctions against Belarus regime
British armed forces to allow people with HIV to enlist
NATO accuses Russia of using military drills to disguise attacks
What leaked footage tells us about the British F-35 crash
MI6 recruiting from world's most dangerous groups to combat Al Qaeda
MI6 must partner with tech giants to keep foreign adversaries at bay
MI6 boss 'C' warns China is setting 'debt traps and data traps'
UK spy chief lists China, Russia, Iran as top threats
Russia develops Minority Report-style AI to predict riots and protests


Mossad chief: 'Iran will never have nuclear weapons'
Iranian forces, Taliban clash over Afghan 'border misunderstanding'
Iran nuclear talks wobble amid enrichment concerns
U.S. and Iran pessimistic about reviving nuclear deal
Israeli spies tricked Iranian scientists into blowing up nuclear plant
Morocco renews commitment to combating terrorism in Africa
US heaps blame on Iran for stalled nuclear talks
Israel weighs options, timing of possible military strike on Iran
What Israel talks about when it talks about striking Iran’s nuclear program
Iran’s terrorist network in Africa and its implications
African leaders must take the lead on African crises
Burkina Faso caught between terror and protests for change
Senegal calls on China to get involved in war-torn Sahel region


China's mysterious hypersonic weapon can stay in orbit: US General
Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai says the Taliban are his brothers
Taliban prime minister shocks Afghans by brushing aside famine fears
Military helicopter crash kills 14 officers in Azerbaijan
Blinken: Any move to invade Taiwan would have 'terrible consequences'
US spy planes made record number of sorties near China last month
American supply chains face a dire threat from China's water shortages
Threatening Taiwan gets China more than invading it would
Taiwan's biggest threat is China miscalculating chance of invasion
Japan PM to step up defence amid China, North Korea threats
US, SKorea to bolster alliance at talks amid NKorean nuke threats

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Travel Security Resources

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The U.S. Dept. of State Travel Website is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to research on the security situation at your destination prior to departure.

Active USGOV Travel Notices
Worldwide Caution

Active USGOV Travel Advisories
Alphabetical Country List
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Other USGOV Travel Resources
Traveler's Checklist
Smart Traveler Enrollment Prog (STEP)
Travelers with Special Considerations
Travel to High-Risk Areas
Faith-Based Travel Information
Information for Women Travelers
Cruise Ship Passengers
Students Abroad
Your Health Abroad
Driving and Road Safety Abroad

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The Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides a variety of resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector businesses and organizations operating abroad.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website is the authoritative federal source for information on current health issues related to specific destinations worldwide. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.

Foreign Sources of Travel Guidance

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