By DeJanay Booth

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (CBS Detroit) — A push by Oakland County students to go virtual is gaining more traction.

A petition created by students last week has now gathered more than 26,000 signatures. It calls for an end to in-person learning through the fall semester due to recent copycat school threats.

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Students blame the toll it’s taking on their mental health.

The petition comes after four students were killed and six others and a teacher were injured in a shooting last month at Oxford High School.

The suspected shooter, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, is facing multiple charges including murder and terrorism. The teen’s parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are facing involuntary manslaughter charges.

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Since the students, several schools have canceled classes due to threats.e

A St. Clair Shores teacher was charged Monday with making a false threat against her school, the latest in a string of alleged threats in Southeast Michigan.

In Wayne County, prosecutors have charged 42 students related to threats or bringing weapons to schools as of Monday.

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