US marshals have offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of two parents on charges of negligent homicide in a shooting at a Michigan high school.
But the couple’s lawyer said they left town for their own safety and returned to face charges.
Shannon Smith spoke after authorities said they were looking for Jennifer and James Crumbley. They are the parents of Ethan Crumbley, who is charged with murder and terrorism after the death of four Oxford High School students Tuesday.
Crumbley’s parents were charged on Friday. A prosecutor says they gave their son access to a gun and did not intervene that day despite school problems.
U.S. Marshals announced on Friday night a reward of up to $ 10,000 (£ 7,557) each for clues leading to the Crumbleys’ arrest.
In a text message, Ms. Smith said the parents did not flee the authorities. She did not say when they would appear in court.
Seven students and a teacher were shot before Crumbley surrendered to the sheriff’s officers.
Three of the students died on Tuesday and the fourth died in hospital on Wednesday.
The semi-automatic weapon used in the shootings was legally bought by Crumbey’s father last week, according to investigators.