Stoller Middle School in Bethany on lockdown following threat
Stoller Middle School in Bethany went into lockdown status on Friday, Nov. 30, after several Beaverton School District administrators received an email threatening violence at the school.
Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at 12:19 p.m. to investigate the threats at the school, 14141 N.W. Laidlaw Road. Deputies say it is still unclear where the email was sent from. Deputies are working closely with the Beaverton School District to determine that.
At 12:20 p.m., Stoller Middle School was placed on lockdown status and multiple deputies responded to ensure the safety of all staff and students. Nearby Jacob Wismer Elementary School also was placed on lockout status.
No suspicious activity or objects have been found at the school. There are no reports of injuries. Deputies are going room by room locating staff and students.
At 1:20 p.m., the Beverton School District distributed the following comment via Facebook: "Stoller MS parents, please do not go to the school. Law enforcement are on scene to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Please wait for further information from the Beaverton School District. Stoller Middle School staff are not allowed to answer the phone during a lockdown. Their phones are being rerouted to a call center at the District Administration Center."
Families are being asked not to respond to the school at this time. When the situation has been deemed safe, the district will conduct a controlled release of the school. Follow the Sheriff's Office and Beaverton School District's social media pages for updates.