NEWS BRIEFS: Police respond to threat
Local police respond to shooting threat
The Sandy Police Department responded to an incident last week of a student who allegedly made threats to potentially commit a shooting at Estacada Middle School.
Police were notified of the threat around 5:36 p.m. Friday, March 9. A student overheard another student talking about having access to a gun, saying they would bring it to school if they became upset.
In questioning by police, the student said the statement was taken out of context as it was said by another person. School leaders spoke to the parents of the third student who said they did not own a gun. Additionally, this student was not enrolled at the school.
County sponsors photo contest
Leaders in the Clackamas County Public Health Department are inviting residents to submit photos to the "Changing Our Future Together" competition. Photos should focus on preventing diseases, public health emergency preparedness, healthy activities and access to health and human services.
Winning photos will displayed in the county's public services building from May to August. Winners will receive a $25 Fred Meyer gift card and a 12 x 16 inch canvas print of their photo.
District invites scholarship apps
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
To apply for one of the scholarships, each of which is $3,000, students must be:
A graduate of a high school from within Clackamas County or currently reside in Clackamas County;
A sophomore level or higher working toward an associate, bachelor or graduate degree in agriculture or a related field; and be,
A full-time student and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. Previous recipients of the scholarship may reapply.
Applications are available at www.goo.gl/S7yqTW. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 6.
Members sought for county groups
Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking participants for the Committee for Community Involvement and the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council.
The Committee for Community Involvement has three openings, each of which lasts four years. The group advises county leaders on the development and coordinator of programs that promote public participation and meets on the third tuesday of each month.
Applications for these positions are available at www.bitly.com/ClackCoABCs.