LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — Police secured the campus of Lake Oswego High School after word of a shooting threat on Thursday morning.
“We received information about a possible threat at the high school at about 10:45 this morning. We’re not aware of any active threat to the students… and really essentially are erring on the side of caution,” said Sergeant Tom Harper with Lake Oswego Police.
A picture from a mother sent to KXL shows a note her son received from other students.
Students were not allowed to leave and nobody was allowed in or out of the school for about four hours before students were released.
The secure and hold at LOHS has been lifted and students will be released in about 15 minutes. Everyone is safe and the investigation is continuing. https://t.co/36pvPkNMSc
— Lake Oswego Police (@LOPolice) December 16, 2021
Lake Oswego Junior High was also affected. Normal activities resumed after a few hours.
A lot of police activity around Lake Oswego High School and Jr High. Police checking cars as they exit. Clackamas County Sheriffs and Lake Oswego police on scene. @KGWNews #LakeOswegoHighSchool pic.twitter.com/5jri1ZhrN7
— Eric Patterson (@KGWphotog) December 16, 2021
The district said it could not connect the threat to posts being shared on TikTok threatening violence at schools across the country.