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Lockdown lifted at Phoenix Charter School in Roseburg

Phoenix Charter School of Roseburg, May 24, 2018. (File photo/SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- At the beginning of school Thursday, May 24, Phoenix Charter School entered a lockdown situation due to a student of concern being present on site, the school reports.

Roseburg Police Department arrived and worked to learn the level of threat from the student.

Law enforcement officials worked with school staff to connect the student with further risk assessment and has the student contained, the school said.

Concerns about the student were received via the Safe Oregon tip-line system (www.safeoregon.com).

"The school lockdown was an extreme precautionary measure," the Phoenix School said in a statement. "As soon as the student was addressed by law enforcement, the school was open within twenty minutes as it was determined safe to resume to normal functions."

School Principal Brandy Osborn sent a recorded message in the early morning to student parents informing them of the incident, the school said.

“We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously,” the message in part.

"Parents were welcomed to contact the school’s front office at 541-673-3036 to share any concerns or have any needs be assisted," the school said.

"Phoenix School administration would like to extend their deep thanks to the Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the school’s faculty for their cautious and professional response to this incident."

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