Who was Madisyn Baldwin? Oxford high school shooting victim, 17, mourned by family
Horror unfolded at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, after a 15-year-old sophomore student shot three students dead and injured eight more on Tuesday, November 30. The teenager, who is currently in custody, led the school shooting that claimed the lives of a 16-year-old boy and two girls, who were 14 and 17. Eight others, including a teacher, were critically injured from gunshot wounds and two of them needed surgery.
One of the victims who lost their lives has been identified as Madisyn Baldwin, a 17-year-old student at the Oxford High School. She was initially missing for a long time since the shooting happened, but later her family confirmed the tragic news of her death.
Madisyn Baldwin was a senior year student who was expected to graduate at the end of this school term. She was gifted in academics and had already been accepted into multiple colleges. She had even secured admission with full scholarship at some of the esteemed institutions, according to her family.
Madisyn, the eldest of three siblings, was passionate about art and loved to draw. She shared a close bond with her two sisters and a younger half-brother. Her family and friends are currently mourning her tragic death.
Journalist Priya Mann verified Madisyn Baldwin's identity as the victim after receiving confirmation from her family. "The family of Madisyn Baldwin confirms the 17 year was one of the victims killed in the Oxford High School shooting. Three students died. A 15-year-old sophomore was taken into custody," Mann tweeted.
Madisyn was reportedly missing at first and her grandmother Jennifer Graves Mosqueda had posted an urgent appeal on Facebook seeking details on her whereabouts. In a now-deleted post, Mosqueda mentioned that she was not answering her phone or responding to text messages. "Our family is out on foot trying to find her and bring her home safe.....She was not in her psychology class during the time of the shootings, WHERE SHE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE. No contact with her mother, father, stepmother, grandparents, aunts, friends or her boyfriend!!," Mosqueda wrote.
She later deleted the post after Madisyn was found to be dead and updated her profile photo with a smiling photo of Madisyn.
The family of Madisyn Baldwin confirms the 17 year was one of the victims killed in the Oxford High School shooting. Three students died. A 15 year old sophomore was taken into custody. @Local4News pic.twitter.com/pUUa2bLzp8— Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) December 1, 2021
Madisyn Baldwin is still missing in Michigan following the Oxford High school shooting. pic.twitter.com/lOhomtODqm— MotherRiverZen (@MotherRiverZen) December 1, 2021
"May God bring you peace beyond understanding. There are no words to express my heart felt sorrow for you and your family. If theres anything I can do to help please let me know. Even if its to bring you a pop or water, I will , sending lots of prayers and hugs," a well-wisher commented on Madisyn's grandmother's post.
"Jennifer, I am so, so sorry. I have no words to fairly express my deep sorrow. Please know that my family is praying for your family. Peace be with you," wrote another. A third person wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear this about your beautiful granddaughter. Prayers to you, Wes Mosqueda and the rest of her family. My 14 year old son's teammate was right near the shooter when it started. Prayers to all that lost and those injured."