Experts react to Oxford Schools delay of investigation of shooting

Oxford Community Schools’ board announced Tuesday it will not conduct a third-party review into the events surrounding the Nov. 30 high school shooting until civil and criminal litigation surrounding the shooting is resolved.

Such complex legal action will take years to wind through the court system. It’s likely even the youngest students who were at the school during the shooting will have graduated by that time.

In a note to community members Tuesday night, board officials wrote that “ongoing criminal cases have understandably delayed the release of information that could be essential to our extensive review.” The board first committed to a review in December, shortly after the shooting that left four students dead, six students injured and a teacher injured.

Andrea Jones, the mother of a high school junior, said students are struggling to stay at school all day and feel like the school district is not doing enough to address their concerns.

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