Oxford Academy Schools Release Update On Last Week's Lockdowns Triggered By Nearby Shooting
Published: October 28th, 2022
By: Tyler Murphy

OXFORD – The New York State Police in Norwich are investigating a reported shooting that occurred in the Oxford area on Friday.

Police said Tuesday there was no danger to schools or to the public. Police confirmed Tuesday they responded to a 911 complaint at approximately 3:22 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 21, at Chenango Memorial Hospital and located a woman being treated for an apparent gun shot wound. Little additional information has been released by investigators.

According to Superintendent John T. Hillis, “It was reported to the school that there was a shooting in the local area, and there were are unconfirmed reports that it was in the Oxford district. We were concerned with the safety of our staff and students and we immediately went into a lockout.


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“Along the way we were getting information from law enforcement and getting updates, and when it was confirmed that there was no danger to anyone in the district, we lifted the lockout at 1:30 p.m. and proceeded with our day and had a regular dismissal. Everything that we were doing was precautionary based on the intel that we were getting from law enforcement.”


No one at the school was injured and none of the events occurred on school grounds.


“The lockout was precautionary based on the information we were receiving. But the shooting occurred in the Oxford district and there were connections to people who were in the building at that particular time.”