BEND, OR -- Several incidents at Bend-area schools have prompted investigations at a time when parents, students and educators are on heightened alert, following Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating separate incidents at High Desert Middle School in Bend, where two boys were temporarily removed, Thursday. At around 11:20, a student pulled the fire alarm. The school was evacuated but there was no emergency. About 20 minutes later, a different student engaged in what was described as “inappropriate behavior amongst his peers." Officials would not elaborate but said it worried other students. Both students have reportedly been disciplined by school administration.
All Bend-La Pine Schools saw an increased law enforcement presence Thursday, following a reported threat against Summit High that was later deemed not credible.
A Sunriver Police Officer parks in front of Three Rivers School in Sunriver, Thursday morning.