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Phone threats to the school cause the lockdown in the afternoon, but nothing suspicious was found

The Molalla Police Department responded to Molalla High School at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday, June 14 for a reported threat.

Staff from MHS had received multiple phone calls from an unidentified male subject who made threats towards the school. No other schools were mentioned or believed to be involved.

Per protocol, Molalla High School went into lockdown and the school was thoroughly searched by Molalla Police Officers. No suspicious persons or property were discovered and all specific concerns involving any threats were proven to be false.

At the conclusion of the search of the school and property the lockdown was lifted.

Molalla River School District sent out communication to all families in the district through the school messenger system, informing them of what happened and thanking school staff and police for their responsiveness.

"I'm really proud of our staff and our students for being prepared any moment of any day to implement the procedures that we have in place for situations like this," said Superintendent Tony Mann.

The Molalla Police Department is currently conducting an investigation to attempt to determine the origin of the threats and will provide more information as it develops.

The Molalla Police Department and the Molalla River School District are taking the matter seriously and are exercising necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all school personnel.

The public is urged to contact the Molalla Police Department with any information pertaining to the threats.

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