OXFORD, MI — Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Ken Weaver will step down early next year after recently being placed on sick leave. According to the Detroit News, Weaver’s resignation will take effect on February 21, 2023.
Weaver was not present at a school board meeting Tuesday night where his resignation was announced. Board members read a letter from Weaver announcing the decision and stating that Weaver will continue to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting at Oxford High School on November 30, 2021.
The stress of the shooting — which left four people dead and several others injured — was a big factor in Weaver’s decision to quit, according to the letter. Citing the continued stress and responsibility associated with the shooting, Weaver said his own health and well-being had suffered over the past year.
“As my health deteriorates, I come to understand that my own path to recovery must now lead me away from Oxford Community Schools,” read part of Weaver’s letter.
Weaver was named district superintendent in March following the retirement of the previous superintendent, Tim Throne. Weaver has worked in the district for 19 years.
The accused shooter, Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty last month to 24 felonies related to the shooting, including four counts of first degree murder. Crumbley was charged as an adult in the case, but because he is a minor he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison, with a minimum of 25 years behind bars.
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