State Superintendent, SBE President Offer Condolences to Oxford School Community

Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs 517-241-4395
Agency: Education

November 30, 2021

LANSING - State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and State Board of Education President Dr. Casandra Ulbrich expressed their concern and condolences to the families of the three students killed and several others injured at a shooting today at Oxford High School.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the students, educators, and families of those affected by today's horrible shooting at Oxford High School," said Dr. Ulbrich. "We all need to support the staff and students as they work through the trauma of today's events and moving forward."

"This shooting underscores the need to focus on supporting our children's mental health needs during devastating times like these," Dr. Rice said. "Oxford High School students and staff will need a lot more care and support in the coming months. State and federal funds have been allocated this past year for districts to help address social and emotional needs, especially during such emergencies. I am confident that Superintendent Throne and the other leaders of Oxford Community Schools will do what needs to be done to quickly and gently tend to their students and the school community to work through this tragedy."