Shots fired toward Oxford Middle School building

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 18:34:00-05

Staff and students at Oxford Middle School returned from the Thanksgiving holiday break to find their building had been vandalized.

Gunshots were fired at the school's front entry doors as well as a door nearby. The school's surveillance system indicated the incident took place in the early morning hours while the building was closed.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. There are indications Oxford students may be responsible for the malicious act, according to Matthew Johnson, spokesman for Oxford Community Schools.

"There's enough investigation that's already gone on this (Monday) morning to be questioning some students with authorities to help us determine it was just our own kids being malicious to their own buildings," Johnson told Action News.

The entry door windows had been hit five times, according to Johnson. The frame of a second door nearby also showed evidence that it may have been hit three times by bullets.

"Our kids' safety is the number one priority for us," said Johnson. "As parents and a district, especially as a district employee, knowing that 5,700 students can come to school safe is of the greatest importance to us."