PONTIAC, Mich. (NEWSnet/AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday urged jurors to convict the father of a Michigan school shooter, saying he ignored the "easiest, most glaring opportunities" to prevent the killing of four students.

Instead of taking Ethan Crumbley home, James Crumbley left Oxford High School with his wife and made DoorDash runs, passing near their home during deliveries, prosecutor Karen McDonald said.

He didn't check the house for a gun similar to one in the drawing until news of the shooting started to spread in the small community. That's when he frantically called 911 and said the gun was missing — and his 15-year-old son could be the killer.

“There were 1,800 students at Oxford High School,” McDonald said. “There was one parent who suspected their son was a school shooter, and it was James Crumbley. You know what that’s called? That's called foreseeability.”

Parents are not responsible for everything their kids do, she said later, but "this is a very egregious and rare set of facts.”

A jury of six men and six women left the courtroom for deliberation around 3:15 p.m.

Crumbley, 47, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused of failing to safely secure the gun used by Ethan and not seeking help for the boy's mental distress.

Defense attorney Mariell Lehman rested her case after calling only one witness, Ethan's aunt. James Crumbley declined to testify, telling the judge he understand the risks and benefits of speaking to the jury

In closing remarks, Lehman said the father didn't realize Ethan knew where to find the gun. She also noted school officials didn't appear to think the teen was an immediate threat to others.

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