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Oxford school board signs off on third-party investigation into shooting

Posted at 10:54 PM, Dec 14, 2021

OXFORD, Mich. — The Oxford School Board has signed off on a third-party investigation into the deadly Oxford High School shooting.

A vote was held Tuesday night in their first meeting since the attack that left four students dead and seven people hurt.

Initially, the superintendent sent out a letter saying their response prevented further deaths and injuries.

Now, an outside company will look into what happened before, during and after the shooting.

They're now in the planning process with the school board now looking for a company that handles these investigations. 

On Tuesday night parents got their time to address the board of Oxford Community Schools for the first time since the deadly rampage at the high school two weeks ago.

“We as a third-party review will provide transparency and accountability for our Wildcat community and help us emerge better and stronger,” said Oxford Community Schools Board Secretary Heather Shafer.

The district superintendent has said he’s delaying his planned retirement following the attack.

Meanwhile, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has offered her resources to investigate the shooting.

The school district has declined; however, Nessel has said she’ll be investigating regardless.

READ MORE: Oxford schools tells AG no thanks, but she will still investigate

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