PANTYAC, Michigan (AP) – A 15-year-old boy accused of killing four Oxford High School students will remain in an adult prison awaiting trial.

The judge rejected the request to transfer him to a remand prison.

Judge Kwame Rowe says Ethan Crumble’s “basic needs” are being met in Auckland County Jail, and he is being kept separate from adult inmates.

Crumble is accused of murder and other crimes in the November 30 massacre at Oxford High School.

His lawyers said they would continue to defend against insanity. His parents are accused of manslaughter.

Authorities say James and Jennifer Crumbley were unable to retrieve the family gun and ignored signs of their son’s mental illness.

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