11 months after being shot at school, teenager watches Crumbley plead guilty

Almost 11 months after Phoebe Arthur was shot in the cheek, neck, lung and two ribs, she had recovered enough to show up in court and see the shooter plead guilty.

“It was the first time I’ve seen him since and I didn’t react much to seeing him because he appeared different that day to me,” said Phoebe, now a 15-year-old sophomore. years at Oxford High School.

Phoebe’s mother, Sandra Arthur Cunningham, sat with her arm draped over Phoebe’s shoulder, watching a scene she described as a “surreal juxtaposition”.

“Phoebe was the first one he shot when he came out of that bathroom,” Arthur Cunningham said. “And Phoebe was the first one out the door when he walked in today, only chained up. … It was so weird thinking about it afterwards.

“It’s been a terrible year”

Arthur Cunningham said she felt lucky because her daughter survived, unlike four others.

At Monday’s hearing, Ethan Crumbley, now 16, admitted to injuring Phoebe and six others – and murdering 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana; Tate Myre, 16; Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17.

Baldwin’s mother, Nicole Beausoleil, sat in the front row about 10ft behind Crumbley as he answered yes when asked if he had shot Madisyn with intent to kill her.

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