Visiting police officers mistaken as threat at Lake Oswego High
Lake Oswego High School was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m. but it was quickly determined that there was no real threat and all students, teachers and staff were safe.
In a district-wide email, Superintendent Lora de la Cruz explained that the incident was a misunderstanding.
Two Portland police officers were invited to be guest speakers at LOHS. One was in uniform, and one was dressed in plain clothes.
Two staff members noticed a weapon on the plain clothes officer and — not knowing who the officer was — reported it to the office, which triggered an immediate lockdown at LOHS and lockouts at neighboring Lake Oswego Junior High, Oak Creek Elementary, Uplands Elementary and LOSD Administration Building.
LOPD arrived quickly and investigated. They determined the school was safe, lifting the lockdown and lockouts.
LOSD is still debriefing to determine if Portland police officers followed sign-in procedures upon arrival.
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