October 3, Incident at OMS

Dear Oxford Community Schools Families,

Today, October 3, 2022 at Oxford Middle School there was an incident that occurred in the men’s single stall staff bathroom near the field house.  The Oxford Middle School security guard was using the facilities and placed his weapon on the hook on the inside of the stall door.  While he was retrieving his weapon from the hook it caught on the lower portion of the hook and accidently discharged into the cement ceiling. Neither the guard nor anyone else was injured.  Due to the location of the bathroom, no one heard the discharge nor was anyone else aware the incident occurred aside from the security guard.  The security guard immediately reported it to school officials and notified the Oakland County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO) to document the accidental discharge of his weapon as required by law.

The security guard is a retired police officer with 28 years of experience who is an Oxford Community Schools employee and has served our district for the past five years.  Please know, the district will be investigating this situation and examining the weapons protocols for armed security guards and taking deemed corrective action to prevent incidents like this from happen again.


Ken Weaver