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Oxford schools funding amendment passes state Senate

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.

A bill amending the State School Aid Act would include almost $10 million for the Oxford Community School District. The bill passed the state Senate today.

The money could be used for additional mental health staff, school security, legal fees and the physical restoration of school buildings after an attack.

The bill also includes money for safety and security assessments at schools across the state.

Republican Senator Ruth Johnson spoke in favor of the bill. "No amount of funding will bring back those who are lost, but we must give the schools the resources they need to best serve their students, teachers, and staff, who were deeply affected by this tragedy," she said.

The house and the Senate have both passed the bill.

On the same day it passed the senate, more than one hundred Oxford High School students walked out of class in a show of support for students and teachers killed in Uvalde, Texas this week.

Briana Rice is a reporter/producer operating out of Detroit.