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The lockdown has been lifted at Willamette High School. At the request of Eugene Police we kept all students in their classrooms until a search of the campus could be completed. There was a report of a potential threat on or near the Willamette campus. Police could not find any threat.
In an abundance of caution, lockouts were also in place at Cascade Middle School, Malabon Elementary and Fairfield Elementary.
Thanks go out to all students and staff for responding quickly and following directions.
At the request of Eugene Police we are currently in Lockdown. There was a report of a potential threat on or near campus. Police have responded and are searching the campus. All students and staff are being kept in their classrooms.
Please do not call or come to school.
Greeted with hugs, smiles and familiar faces, students returned to Cascade Middle School Monday.
Teachers had met on Sunday to prepare the proper welcome for their students. A shared message was read to students in each homeroom class and kids were given the opportunity to share their thoughts or ask questions.
A Care Room was set up with counselors on hand to talk with students who needed support. Volunteers brought in dogs from Fetch Therapy Dogs which soothed anxiety for some kids and adults. And a number of district-level staff were on hand to provide whatever assistance was needed.
Teaching and learning went on as usual throughout the school, providing students the familiarity of their routines as they work to get back to a normal school atmosphere.
Bethel School District would like to commend Cascade Middle School students and staff on how they responded to Friday morning’s event. All students and staff are safe, and that is the most important fact.
There was a police officer-involved shooting outside the front door of the school Friday morning around 10:45. A Lockdown was immediately ordered and students took it very seriously. They followed staff directions, were caring for one another, and did terrific job throughout the day.
Our schools remain a safe place for students and staff. We practice emergency drills regularly and in fact, Cascade conducted a Lockdown drill just before winter break.
Cascade will resume school at the regular time on Monday and will have a Care Room set up for any students who need extra support.
Our thanks go out to staff from other Bethel schools, the district office, and even School Board members who responded to help.
Most of all, the Cascade staff truly deserve recognition. They conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism and care. This is what it means to be part of the Bethel Family.