Oxford school district gets $700,000 from feds in response to shooting
A memorial outside of Oxford High School is shown on Dec. 3, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. - Scott Olson/Getty Images North America/TNS

DETROIT — The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $700,000 in emergency funds Friday to the Oxford Area Community School District in response to the mass shooting in November at Oxford High School. The $707,600 was disbursed as part of the federal department's School Emergency Response to Violence project. Funding for the project is authorized through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, with more than $3.7 million being awarded this year. The money will go toward improving school safety in the district as well as ensuring the well-being of students, staff and familie...