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Two Gresham schools put in 'lockout' Friday

Two schools in the Gresham-Barlow School District briefly went into “lockout” Friday morning after a possible threat to Springwater Trail High School.

Springwater Trail High School and Hogan Cedars Elementary School went into a lockout before school and administrators notified the Gresham Police Department of the possible threat, the district said in a statement.

This possible threat came less than 24 hours after a gunman shot nine people dead and wounded seven others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

“The safety of our students and staff is our first priority,” the district's statement said. “We take all threats very seriously, and take all measures necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

In a lockout, law enforcement believes the threat to be outside the school and all students and activities are moved inside while police search and secure the campus perimeter.

Parents trying to drop off their kids Friday morning at the schools were turned away by police.

Police investigated and lifted the lockout at approximately 8:20 a.m.

School resumed as usual.