Report of armed parent briefly causes lockdown at Creston School
School got off to a rocky start on Thursday morning, September 18, at Creston School, a kindergarten through ninth grade facility.The school, at 4701 S.E. Bush Street, saw over a dozen Portland Police Bureau (PPB) squad cars swarming into the area.
Some officers closed off all the roads leading away from the school; others went inside to investigate what was originally dispatched as a "School Incident – With Weapon".
However, by 9:30 a.m., all but three of the police units had left the area and gone back on patrol.
Later, Portland Police spokesperson Sgt. Chris Burley told THE BEE, "Preliminary information suggested a parent who was not authorized to pick up a student had arrived at the school, and was armed. But, investigating officers determined that – based on the information gathered in their investigation – there was not a danger to the community."