Oxford sets up drop box for cards to families of school shooting victims

Oxford – The Township of Oxford has set up an ‘Oxford Strong’ drop box for people to send cards and letters to the families of Oxford High School students who were killed – Madisyn Baldwin, Hana St. Juliana, Tate Myre and Justin Shilling.

People are also urged to leave cards and letters for the six students and a teacher who were injured in the November 30 shooting at Oxford High School.

In a prosecution document Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald filed against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, the names of the injured were listed.

The injured students are Phoebe Arthur, John Asciutto, Riley Franz, Elijah Mueller, Kylie Ossege and Aiden Watson. An unidentified student remains in hospital in stable condition.

The teacher, identified in the indictment documents as Molly Darnell, was released from the hospital. Darnell, who had a scraped bullet wound to her left shoulder, is a high school English coach.

The drop box is located in front of the Oxford Township Hotel at 300 Dunlap Rd.

The Oxford Community School District will collect the items inside the box and deliver all letters and cards to students and faculty.

“It’s a way for people to let them know they are thinking of them,” said CJ Carnacchio, communications and grants manager for the Charter Township of Oxford. “I’m glad we can do that. People want to reach out. It’s a very human thing to want to reach out and help your neighbor through a tough time, and this box is one example.”

The drop box is only for cards and letters. People are urged not to leave donations and gifts on or near the box. Documents or payments intended for the municipality are not allowed inside the box.

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