Oxford Schools hires pair of firms to review deadly shooting, represent district
OXFORD, MI -- Less than a week after the Oxford School Board declined an offer from Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office to investigate the deadly school shooting at Oxford High School last year, the board announced it will hire a pair of outside firms to handle the investigation and represent the district. According to WXYZ-Detroit, the board voted Tuesday to hire the Grand Rapids-based Varnum Law Firm to represent the district following a review of the shooting. Last week, the board voted to delay a review of the shooting until all criminal and civil litigation surrounding the shooting was settled. Ethan Crumbley, who was a 15-year-old sophomore at the high school, has been charged with 24 felonies after he allegedly shot several of his classmates and a teacher, resulting in the deaths of four students. READ MORE:Parents of accused shooter again denied lower bondProsecutor asks that accused shooter’s name not be used in courtAccused Oxford High School shooter to remain in adult jail pending trial“How do I get my fan mail?” Accused Oxford High shooter’s jail messages revealed in courtJudge to determine if accused Oxford High shooter should be moved to juvenile facilityAccused Oxford High shooter discussed raping, killing a female classmate, prosecution saysmlive.com
University of Michigan hires consultant after sexual misconduct episode
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan said it hired a consultant to guide changes after the school’s chief academic officer was ousted because of sexual misconduct. Guidepost Solutions will assist the university in following recommendations by a law firm that said it had uncovered sexual misconduct by Martin Philbert during his long career. The July report also said U-M needs to educate students and employees about reporting sexual misconduct. It also has addressed sexual misconduct or discrimination matters at other universities. The university is paying $9.25 million to eight women who reported emotional or sexual abuse by Philbert.
University of Michigan hires firm to help implement sexual misconduct recommendations
ANN ARBOR, MI — The University of Michigan has hired a nationally recognized firm to help them implement recommendations made in a report on the investigation into sexual misconduct by former provost Martin Philbert. Guidepost Solutions, a firm that specializes in regulatory compliance, monitoring, investigations and security, will collaborate with the university to implement those recommendations, which address areas of policy, culture and process. The planning and helping to implement the recommendations must be the result of collaboration to be successful.”Some recommendations have already been implemented, according to a university release. Others are being developed and some will now be the focus of Guidepost Solutions, the release states. The firm will offer additional recommendations for how the university can create an environment where sexual misconduct and workplace retaliation are not tolerated, the release states.mlive.com