January 19 2018
Newberg-Dundee Police are investigating a threat of violence against Newberg High School by two students. Police and school officials worked through the night to avert a credible threat to the school and ensure that Newberg High School remains a safe place.
The Newberg-Dundee Police is continuing to investigate this situation. At this time the following steps have been taken: Counselors were alerted to concerns by students and communicated the information with the police.
Acting on information from counselors, police responded immediately. The two students in question are in police custody on charges unrelated to school threat. The school will conduct a threat assessment to determine the level of the threat and appropriate discipline and/or placement of the students. The district has a well-developed policy on dealing with threats of violence (Policy JFCM) There is an increased police presence on and around the NHS campus
We take the safety and security of our schools very seriously and no one has a right to threaten that safety. We rely on a student to tell a trusted adult and/or use available resources to communicate any threat they become aware of -- which is exactly what happened in this case.
We appreciate and rely on our strong working relationship with our school district, especially in situations like this.
We would like to remind you that this is an opportune time to talk with your student about the importance of sharing potentially threatening information in order to continue keeping our schools safe.
This is an ongoing investigation.