The Oxford Community Schools Board has initiated an independent investigation into the events surrounding the November 30 shooting.
Status Update March 6, 2023
Update from Guidepost Solutions on the Status of the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education Independent Investigation
The recent decision by the Oakland County Circuit Court regarding the immunity of Oxford Community Schools and its employees will have no adverse impact on our independent investigation. Our work continues unabated.
Since our last update, we have continued to receive greater voluntary cooperation from District employees including critical witnesses. The interviews for most critical witnesses have been completed. We are in the process of scheduling a handful more interviews with critical witnesses over the coming weeks. We thank all current and former Oxford Schools employees, officials, and Board members who have voluntarily talked to us and their counsel for helping to facilitate these interviews.
Additionally, the District has provided us with all requested materials (including pre-November 30, 2021 communications with counsel) except for a handful of new procedure documents that are currently being implemented and reviewed by the District. We expect that at the end of the District’s implementation and review process, hopefully in early April, we will be able to examine and report on whether certain District procedures are in place and consistent with best practices. We have received from the District almost 700,000 documents (around 790 gigabytes), of which approximately 70,000 documents were responsive and required human review for relevance and materiality.
Our reports will provide the community with a full accounting of what is currently in place and what happened before, during, and after the tragic events of November 30, 2021.
A MESSAGE FROM
Oxford Community Schools Boards
On November 30, 2021, four Oxford families suffered unparalleled loss. Our entire community continues to grieve and seek answers. The Oxford Community Schools Board takes our obligation to help find those answers very seriously.
We commend the district administration for their rigorous response, beginning just days after the shooting with a full security examination and continuing through today with installation of some of the country’s most advanced security technologies.
For our part, the Oxford Community Schools Board has commissioned an independent investigation into the events surrounding the November 30 shooting.
Our collective goals are to maximize student and staff safety and, specifically, to prevent another shooting at Oxford Community Schools.
We invite you to learn more about the investigation, as well as the safety and security upgrades implemented by the district, on this website. We further invite anyone with questions about the investigation or information to share with the investigative team to contact them at [email protected]
Together, we can create an environment where students feel safe, supported and empowered to learn.
Oxford Community Schools Board
Newly implemented safety upgrades to ensure the future safety of our students
Our goals are to maximize student and staff safety and, specifically, to prevent another shooting at Oxford Community Schools. Our schools have taken a thoughtful and well-informed approach to school safety upgrades.
Contact the investigative team:
If you have relevant information to share or if you would like to communicate with someone on the investigative team, please contact the team at [email protected].
Investigation News & Updates
Status Update March 6, 2023
The recent decision by the Oakland County Circuit Court regarding the immunity of Oxford Community
Status Update January 27, 2023
Update from Guidepost Solutions on the Status of the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education
October Community Forum
Guidepost Solutions has been hired to conduct an independent investigation into the events surrounding the tragedy of