Therapy dog program headed to Oxford schools after donations pour in
OXFORD, MI — Oxford Community Schools is on its way to getting its own therapy dog program, thanks to thousands in donations gathered in just a few weeks. In the days following the Nov. 30 mass shooting at Oxford High School that left four students dead and seven more people wounded, Brighton Area Schools volunteered its pack of 13 therapy dogs to students attending Oxford Middle School. Hoping to start a similar program for Oxford, Maria Gistinger on Jan. 14 created a GoFundMe page to raise funds to acquire several trained dogs. Gistinger is a retired CFO of Brighton Area Schools, which has had a Social Emotional Learning Dogs program for 12 years, founded by Brighton schoolteacher Karen Storey. The Santo family donated $10,000 to the cause and have naming rights to one of the dogs, Gistinger said.mlive.com
Fundraising underway to get therapy dog program for Oxford Community Schools in wake of mass shooting
OXFORD, MI — In the wake of a mass shooting that left four students dead and seven more people wounded, an online campaign is underway to start a therapy dog program within Oxford Community Schools. Birmingham resident Maria Gistinger on Jan. 14 created the GoFundMe campaign seeking to raise funds to acquire five trained therapy dogs. The Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School saw 10 students and one teacher suffer gunshot wounds. A few days afterward, Brighton Area Schools volunteered its pack of 13 therapy dogs to Oxford Middle School. Read more:New court date set for accused Oxford High School shooterAccused Oxford High School shooter pleads not guilty at circuit court arraignmentOxford High School shooting suspect bound over to higher court for trialAccused Oxford High School shooter kept decapitated baby bird’s head in jar, prosecution saysmlive.com
Conservative Livingston County Facebook group hit with restrictions, leader threatened school board members
Facebook imposed restrictions and fact-check monitoring on another Michigan-based Moms for Liberty group, and one of its leaders threatened school board members in Brighton. The...metrotimes.com
ACLU asks Michigan Department of Civil Rights to step in after racist incidents reported at Brighton schools
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) is asking the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) to intervene in a “potentially racially hostile education environment” in Brighton schools.