PORTLAND, Ore. — Roosevelt High School in North Portland was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning and the nearby Astor Elementary and George Middle Schools were placed on lockout following a report of an armed student off campus, according to tweets and a press release from Portland Public Schools.
One student allegedly robbed another student with a weapon, and the incident was reported to school staff and police, PPS said. The lockdown and lockouts were put in place until the student could be located. A lockdown means all classrooms are locked, the lights are off and students and teachers are hiding out of sight. A lockout means the school perimeter is secure but classes are continuing normally.
The school will have extra safety staff on hand Wednesday morning. The school will also have counselors available to support students who need it.
Records show police were dispatched to the area at 10:48 a.m. In a press release sent just after noon Tuesday, PPS said no injuries were reported and there was no active threat.
In a later press release at about 1:30 p.m., PPS said it had sent a message to the families of Roosevelt students, stating that a sweep of the campus had been completed and police activity was finished, and reiterating that no students or staff were injured.
Students were released for the day from Roosevelt, PPS said, with a controlled release by sections of the building. Students who took PPS transportation remained at school until the district connected with their families. PPS sent out an updated communication to families later in the day.