BEND, OR -- Bend-La Pine Schools officials announced the immediate closure of all facilities Thursday, after students were transported to school. The district released the following statement just after 8 a.m.:
"ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED today, Thursday, Jan. 12. Roof collapse at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School gym prompts emergency closure of all schools to allow for roof assessments districtwide. No one was inside the gym at the time of the roof collapse.
Parents of bus riders, your student will be transported to school. Please pick up your student as soon as possible. Checkout using usual attendance systems. Again, please pick up your student as soon as possible.
All staff will leave schools and report back home after students are clear of the building. Bend-La Pine Schools classes and activities will be cancelled tomorrow, Friday, January 13 as well.
Thank you for your support and understanding. Your students’ safety is paramount."
Roads surrounding Kenwood School, near Newport Ave, are reportedly closed due to the emergency response. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.
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