Roseburg school placed on lockdown while officials investigate threat to student

The school was placed on lockdown on October 3, 2017, while officials investigated a threat against a student. (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning while the school investigated a threat against a student.

According to Phoenix School Executive Director Ron Breyne, school officials evaluated a threat made in a downstairs girls bathroom about harming another student around lunchtime Tuesday.

School officials took the student out of the classroom and into an office before taking them off-campus to be reunited with their mother.

Officials said they haven't found the person who made the threat.

"Phoenix Charter School entered a cautionary lockdown of their campus in the late morning after a threatening piece of graffiti was discovered by staff in a restroom," the school said in a statement. "The staff and police assessed the situation to determine the level of threat to the student body and to identify the source of the threat. A room by room search was conducted. After an hour of the precautionary lockdown, staff and police had cleared the building and deemed it safe to resume normal functions."

They took action on threat at around 10:30 a.m. and Roseburg Police were on scene five minutes later.

Parents were immediately notified individually by phone, the school said.

School officials say they are compiling a list of possible students responsible using the handwriting found on the threat in the bathroom.

The school is not releasing the name or age of the student threatened.

Phoenix Charter School was placed on full lockdown almost exactly a year ago on Sept. 29, 2016, after a threatening piece of graffiti was discovered by staff in a restroom.

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