‘No threat’ at Roosevelt High School, lockdown lifted

Students reported to administrators about another student

Roosevelt High School in Portland was briefly in a lockdown, September 21, 2017 (KOIN)
Roosevelt High School in Portland was briefly in a lockdown, September 21, 2017 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A person of interest in an alleged threat that caused a lockdown at Roosevelt High School in Portland Thursday morning has been contacted by police, who said there is no threat to the public.

Portland police said the person was contacted “at a residence some distance from Roosevelt High School” and believe there was not an immediate threat to students or school employees.

According to Portland Public Schools, 2 students reported to administrators that another student voiced the intention to cause harm at the school.

Officials quickly conducted a search and determined there was no threat at the high school.

A 17-year-old senior at Roosevelt High told KOIN 6 News she arrived to school late Thursday and was not allowed in because of what was going on. But she said she was getting messages from her friends. She said was “scared, mostly for my friends. I was very scared for them.”

Police will continue to investigate the incident.

Principal Filip Hristic praised the students for reporting the information.

PPS said in a statement that “the safety of all the Roosevelt students is always our top priority.”