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Roosevelt High School locked down, students sent home early after a report of a student using a weapon in an off-campus robbery.

COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Roosevelt High School was briefly placed on lockdown Tuesday, Dec. 7 after school officials learned of an off-campus incident involving a student who allegedly robbed another with a weapon.Roosevelt High School in Portland was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, after school officials learned that a student allegedly used a weapon to rob another student off-campus earlier in the day.

No injuries were reported at the North Portland campus following the incident, but Roosevelt High went into lockdown mode until the armed student was found and school officials deemed there was "no active threat" to schools or the community.

Nearby Astor Middle School and George Middle School were placed on lockout, meaning school staff secured the perimeter of each building while students remained inside and continued their school day.

"PPS staff is working with law enforcement and providing support to the affected schools, students, and staff and communicating with families at Roosevelt, Astor and George schools," the district announced via Twitter and in a message to families late Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement arrived at Roosevelt High School as students were instructed to remain inside the building with the lights off, doors locked and students and staff hiding out of sight.

Shortly after the lockdown at the high school, the school district sent students home for the day, releasing one section of the building at a time.

"Students are asked to get their belongings and depart campus immediately," the district announced via Twitter shortly before 1:30 p.m.

The district did not provide additional information Tuesday evening, beyond the communication initially sent to families.


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