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Stateside Podcast: Rebuilding trust and community in Oxford

Oxford High School
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Students attend a vigil at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. A school shooting allegedly carried out by a 15-year-old student at the town's high school killed four students and injured seven other people.

Around 70 parents reportedly showed up to speak at the Oxford School Board meeting last night—the first since since the deadly shooting at the district's high school two weeks ago.

Four young people are dead and seven more people injured, alongside hundreds of others who will carry the terror of the day forward. The question for the school district now: how to rebuild trust and community after unimaginable loss. 

Detroit Free Press reporter David Jesse covered the meeting and talked to us about the steps the district is taking to bring students back to school, and what parents had to say about their family's experiences in the wake of the tragedy.

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April Van Buren
April Van Buren is a producer for Stateside. She produces interviews for air as well as web and social media content for the show.