The Oxford High School shooting had an effect on many throughout the country. Tuesday’s immense tragedy left four dead and many others injured.

It even affected the Detroit Lions as a meeting was paused due to concerns regarding the shooting.

Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn reportedly paused a coaches’ meeting to address the matter. One of the coaches’ had to leave and calm his daughter as she was afraid to attend school.

Now, just two days after the horrible tragedy, at least 14 Detroit area school districts are closing for at least a day. This decision came in response to numerous threats posted to social media.

The shooting hit the Lions organization close to home as Oxford High School sits just about 40 miles north of downtown Detroit.

This, unfortunately, is not the first time a school shooting has affected Lynn’s job in the NFL. In the aftermath of the now-infamous Columbine High School shooting, Lynn’s then Broncos stopped all team activity for a week to allow for family time.

Lynn expressed his feelings regarding the shooting and compared it to his Columbine experience as a player.

“[The shooting] hit me like a ton of bricks because I was a player in 99 with the Broncos. I was there for the Columbine shooting. To the day, we’re still having these school shootings. It’s something that I was hoping we could get past. Are we doing enough? I don’t know, I don’t have any answers. But my condolences go out to anybody that was affected by [the shooting]. And I just pray that God will give those families comfort, somehow, someway.” Anthony Lynn

As for the Lions organization, it certainly hopes to move on from the shooting and continue the season. In recent years, the team has faced its fair share of issues, including feuds with past players and horrible records.

This season looks to continue that trend as the team is currently winless, with just one measly tie to its name. Perhaps Lynn can spur the team to a positive ending despite the hardship that the team has endured thus far.

This article first appeared on Sideline Sources and was syndicated with permission.

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