Thurston H.S. Put on Lockdown

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thurston High School went into lockdown just before noon Monday as a precaution. A neighbor notified a school resource officer after he saw two teenage boys in Thurston Park. One had a scoped rifle, likely a .22 caliber. The neighbor says the boys leaned the rifle against a fence in the park, … Continue reading »

School Lockdown Drills Bill Proposed

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s House Education Committee discussed a bill Friday that would require schools to do lockdown drills twice a year. Locally, the Springfield and Eugene School Districts do those drills, but they’re not part of district code. Individual schools decide how often to run them. Representative Betty Komp sponsored the bill because, while … Continue reading »