|Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Community Members,|
As you know, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. You also know that we continually plan and practice for emergency situations so we are ready in the event of a real emergency.
Due to our preparations, and some observant students, on the evening of December 3 we were alerted that there was a student on the roof of the school as the winter Snowball Dance was beginning.
School Resource Officer Jeff Culp was notified, investigated, and removed the student from the roof. Police say the student was cooperative and the student said he was there in a security capacity to ensure the safety of the students attending the dance. During the investigation, Officer Culp discovered the student had two unloaded handguns and handgun ammunition. Police tell us while the student did not express a plan to hurt anyone, he was arrested on multiple weapon possession charges.
Because there was no indication that there was anyone else involved, Gresham police determined it was safe to allow the dance to continue.
The police believe this was an isolated case. But they are asking that anyone who has information related to this incident or any other possible incident to call Officer Jeff Culp at 503-258-4864.
The school district has been working closely with the Gresham Police Department since the incident took place late Saturday night. As the investigation continues, the school district and the police will continue to work together.
We thank you for your ongoing support and are thankful for our students who are willing to report anything out of the ordinary. Please be sure to discuss this with your student and assure them that by working together, we can maintain a safe school environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 503-258-4850.
Principal Bruce Schmidt
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