School on Lockdown After Shots Fired

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thurston Middle School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning, and three other schools on lockout, after reports came in of shots fired. Two Thurston Middle School staff members and an employee at the neighboring Splash! at Lively Park alerted Springfield police after hearing gunshots. Officers responded to the 6200 block of Thurston … Continue reading »

Siuslaw Elem. on Lockdown This Morning

FLORENCE, Ore. — Siuslaw Elementary School was back to normal after being placed on lockdown Tuesday morning. Florence Police say an officer attempted to pull over a female driver, and her male passenger, near the school for driving while suspended. That’s when the passenger bolted. As precaution, the elementary school was placed on lockdown for … Continue reading »

Bomb Scare Cleared at SHUD

EUGENE, Ore. — A bomb scare had EPD clearing the streets along the Sacred Heart University District Hospital near 13th and Hilyard Friday night. Officers say 30-year-old Michael Cole walked into the hospital claiming to have explosives in his backpack. The Metro Explosives Disposal Unit was called to the scene.¬†Using a robot, the team set … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Respond to School Threat

EUGENE, Ore. — Churchill High School went into a modified lockdown Monday after a gun threat. A teacher heard third-hand information that two students were planning to bring guns to school on Friday and possibly harm others. EPD says it didn’t want to wait on this threat and immediately went into action. Lieutenant Doug Mozan … Continue reading »

Officer Locates Juvenile, Toy Guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — [UPDATE: 1:00 PM] A school resource officer located the juvenile. Police say the weapons appear to be a toy air soft type gun and a BB gun. The officer spoke with the juvenile about the situation. He determined no crime was committed. [UPDATE: 9:51 AM] The lockdown has been lifted after police … Continue reading »