Bomb Threat at Oak Creek Elementary School Determined to be False
LAKE OSWEGO - Just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Oak Creek Elementary School received a bomb threat over the phone. Based on the information the school staff were given by the caller, they determined that it was appropriate to evacuate the school. As they started that process, they also notified the police department and officers immediately responded to the school and began coordinating with district staff. All of the students and staff were safely evacuated and officers started the process of searching the entire school property for suspicious items. While that was happening, the Lake Oswego School District staff worked on communicating with parents and began the process of reunification with their students. With the assistance of West Linn Police, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Explosives Disposal Unit, a Portland Police K-9, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, we were able to safely clear the school and determine that there was no legitimate threat. Detectives will continue to investigate the threat and we ask anyone with information about the source of the threat to call our non-emergency number (503) 635-0238 or submit a tip on our website.
We take all of these threats seriously and are grateful for the assistance for our partner agencies, including the Lake Oswego School District.