1 year later: Honoring the lives lost and forever changed in Oxford

One year ago today, on Nov. 30, 2021, our community lost four students to a senseless act of gun violence. Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17, were at the beginning of their lives when they were murdered at their high school. Seven others, including a teacher, were injured – while many more continue to grapple with the emotional aftereffects of that day. The community plans to “Light Up Oxford With Love" tonight. Residents and business owners are being invited to light luminaries at 7 p.m. throughout the city. Today we honor the students we lost too soon and reflect on the lives that have been forever changed.