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Oxford students return to the classroom this week

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.

Students and staff return to Oxford High School this week, where gunfire took the lives of four teens.

It’s the first time the vast majority of students have been in the building since the shooting almost two months ago.

The high school closed after Oxford student Ethan Crumbley allegedly shot and killed four classmates and wounded seven other people.

Workers repaired damage from the dozens of bullets fired, removed a makeshift memorial and re-painted hallways in calming colors.

Officials stationed counselors, therapy dogs and private security on site.

In a video message, Oxford High principal Steven Wolf calls it “re-claiming” the school.

“And we know it’s gonna be really difficult for our students and our staff to come back.”

District officials also face a civil lawsuit that claims the school ignored warning signs before the shooting occurred.