Update 2/23/18, 4:28 pm: Woodburn Police have detained a juvenile in connection to the social media posts that led to today’s event. Thank you to the students and parents who sent information to the school that aided WPD in apprehending the suspect.
February 23, 2018
Dear Parent or Guardian,
School safety is our top priority. That’s why we want to share information with you about recent social media activity that has been brought to our attention.
The recent school tragedy in Florida has resulted in an increase of social media threats to schools around the United States. Local area schools have recently been the focus of such a claim, and area police were immediately notified. The claim has not been proven to be credible. However, all threats are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.
The Woodburn School District has a zero tolerance policy for threats against our students or faculty. If you hear of such behavior, please contact the Woodburn Police Department or your school’s office.
In addition, please talk with your student about acting appropriately during this time. Any effort to mimic the behavior on social media through posts is considered threatening.
We would also like to take this time to remind you of our 24-hour online safety reporting tool. In addition to reporting safety concerns directly to your child’s building, you can go to Safeoregon.com to report it anytime of the day.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please feel free to contact me with questions.