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Former School Board members allege district officials did not follow existing policies that could ha

Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., a small town about 30 miles north of Detroit.
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Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., a small town about 30 miles north of Detroit.

Two former School Board members claim last year’s mass shooting at Oxford High could have been avoided. Korey Bailey is the former treasurer for the board, He resigned a few months ago, as the district continued its investigation into the attack that left four students dead. Bailey says the school had a policy in place to identify students who could potentially become violent, but officials did not follow it.

“I truly believe that if Oxford Community Schools could have been prepared with policy 84-hunred these past few years… and had actually trained on threat assessment… the situation would have ended November 29th and the 30th would’ve just been another day in Oxford.” said Bailey.

Policy 8400 calls for increased scrutiny of a possible threat and more oversight from school officials, when a student displays concerning behavior. It’s something the Oxford School Board says it has now adopted in the wake of last year’s shooting.

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Alex McLenon