'It's better to be safe than sorry, and my kids are way more important than anything.'
CAMAS VALLEY, Ore. - A threat was found at Camas Valley School this week, and it has parents keeping their kids from going to the school.
Leesa Carter has three kids that attend Camas Valley, but after a bomb threat was found this week, she is erring on the side of caution.
"It's better to be safe than sorry, and my kids are way more important than anything," said Carter. "So it's better to keep them home."
Carter says that she, and other parents, take these threats seriously, even if the school told them that there is no 'real' danger to worry about.
The bomb threat was found by a student in classroom at the school, but school officials say that they were skeptical from the very beginning.
"Immediately had a sense that it was a hoax based on the circumstances surrounding it," said Patrick Lee, the Camas Valley School Superintendent. "But again, you've always got to take it seriously. I've got 226 kids under my charge, and I've gotta be safe as I can for them and their parents."
The school told police shortly after knowing about the written threat, and they want to send a message to students that this is not a joke.
"You're going to get yourself into huge trouble," said Lee. "Kids have been getting arrested, you know, you've got a whole community that's afraid now."
As for Carter, she wants parents to teach their kids that their actions have consequences.
"It's kind of up to use to kind of be like, 'Hey, no, that's not too funny. Look at what's going on around us,'" said Carter.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says they will continue their investigation on the bomb threat found at the school, but Carter hopes they find the people responsible sooner, rather than later.