Shooting threat to bring cops to campus
WINSTON, Ore. -- Winston police say they will have extra officers at Douglas High School on Thursday, after a threat about a shooting was found in a bathroom at the school.
Winston Police Chief Scott Gugel told KPIC News on Tuesday morning, that the police must take every threat seriously in this day and age.
Gugel says the threat was about a school shooting that would happen on June 6.
He also says it ties up valuable resources. "It does expend a tremendous amount of resources covering these perceived threats, because we have to take them all seriously," Gugel said.
Kevin Miller, the superintendent of Winston-Dillard schools, sent the following press release Tuesday morning:
"Recently a general hand written threat of a school shooting was noticed on a restroom wall by maintenance staff at Douglas High School. School District Administration has implemented a response under the District Crisis Management Plan.
In collaboration with The Winston Police Dept. we are treating this as a serious situation. The content of the threat was not specific as to any person, but did mention the date June 6th in the message.
For the period leading up to June 6th, and particularly on that day, we will be on heightened security alert district-wide. The Winston Police will have an increased presence in the district during this period as well.
Backpacks, packages and persons will be subject to search for weapons.
The District's main concern is protecting the safety of our students and staff. Anyone with information concerning this threat may contact the Winston-Dillard School District Office at 541-679-3000 #212, or Winston Police Department."
This is a developing story and will be updated.