Police say Tigard High School safe after social media 'threats'
Tigard police said Friday that there wasn't a threat of violence in social media posts by a former Tigard High School student.
Tigard police and school resource officers investigated the posts early March 1, and determined that the former student didn't mean to threaten the school. "After contacting the former student and his parents, we have concluded that no threat of harm to Tigard High School exists," police said in a Friday morning statement.
Tigard-Tualatin School District officials also posted a statement on Facebook saying the district did not believe there was a credible threat to the school. "We are working closely with Tigard police to fully investigate and have additional officers in our school today," the district posted on its Facebook page.
An investigation began after rumors of possible violence began spreading at the school because of the social media posts. Tigard police offered few details about the posts or the possible threats.
Police said the department received "a couple of calls" from parents worried about the situation.