Threat at Gresham High Wednesday not credible
A threat of a school shooting discovered Wednesday morning on a restroom wall at Gresham High School was determined to be a hoax, but police are still investigating.
This morning a student reported seeing a threat of violence written on a bathroom wall. The threat was for tomorrow, April 15. The Gresham High School administration immediately contacted Gresham Police who began an investigation, an e-mail from principal John Koch said.
The threat said Stay and you die, school shooting on April 15, according to the Gresham Police.
The school is operating as normal and police don't believe that anyone is in any danger, Gresham Police said.
Gresham Police will have extra patrols at and around the school Friday, Gresham Police detective Brandon Crate said.
The police determined the threat on a wall in a boy's bathroom on the second floor was not credible and posed no imminent danger, but they are continuing to investigate.
"We are still going through surveillance video and interviewing students," Crate said.
Just last month, Gresham High School was put on lockout for about three hours when the threat of a shooting was found spray painted on an exterior wall of the building. Police also found that threat was not authentic.
The district said that whenever there is a threat that could impact the safety of students they immediately investigate and call in law enforcement.
We make safety and security a top priority and wanted to make sure you knew of todays incident and how it was addressed, Koch said in his e-mail.