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Oxford schools resumed classes on Monday

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.

Some students in Oxford, return to classes on Monday.

Officials in essence shut the school system down last month after a gunman killed four students at a high school.

A month ago, Oxford High student Ethan Crumbley allegedly took a gun to school in his backpack and went on a murderous rampage.

The high school remains closed. Elementary and middle schools briefly re-opened after the shooting…until threats on social media forced officials to cancel classes through the holidays.

Now superintendent Tim Throne says middle and high school students must carry see-through backpacks.

“We have therapy dogs in all the buildings…we have counselors scheduled in all the buildings, trauma specialists scheduled in all the buildings as well as private security in all the buildings.”

Several survivors of the shooting filed 100-million-dollar lawsuits, charging officials should have done more once Crumbley appeared disturbed.

Quinn Klinefelter is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, anchoring midday newscasts and preparing reports for WDET, NPR and the BBC. Klinefelter joined WDET in 1998 after earning a M.A. from the nation’s top-ranked journalism school, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and working as a sports correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and as a talk show host, anchor and reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.