10 a.m. UPDATE (9/11/23) -- Bend Police say a 17-year-old from Bend is now in custody, accused of Disorderly Conduct. Investigators first learned of a social media post from an anonymous Summit High student at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9. The student threatened to detonate an explosive device at SHS on Monday. Bend Police and the FBI investigated and contacted the suspect at their home late Sunday.
BEND, OR -- Summit High School is closed Monday after a threat made on social media over the weekend. All classes and all after-school activities, including practices and games, are canceled. The now deleted post referenced the anniversary of 9/11.
Bend Police are investigating, along with State Police and the FBI. Anyone with information is urged to call the non-emergency dispatch number (541-693-6911). KBND News is working to gather more information on this developing story.
The district sent this letter to parents Sunday night:
Hello Summit families,
After a meeting this evening with our law enforcement partners, we made the difficult decision to cancel all classes and activities at Summit High School on Monday, Sept. 11, in response to a threat that was posted on social media this weekend. Law enforcement agencies are actively investigating this threat, and we believe it is best for students to stay home tomorrow. All students are excused for the day, and all after-school activities, including practices and games, are canceled.
We are working closely with the Bend Police Department in response to a post shared Saturday evening on social media. The post, which has since been deleted, used threatening language in reference to Summit High School, use of a destructive device, and tomorrow’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With the assistance of Oregon State Police and the FBI, detectives are working to determine if the threat is credible or not. The school campus was searched today; an additional search will be conducted in the morning with the assistance of a trained OSP canine.
If you have any information on who may be responsible for the threat, please contact Bend Police at (541) 693-6911.
The tip we received about the threat was shared through the SafeOregon program. Oregon students, parents, school staff and community members may use this service to report student safety threats. Learn more at https://www.safeoregon.com/report-a-tip/
We will provide you with an update on this situation by Monday evening.
Bend-La Pine Schools