Reports of armed man forces high school lock down

Rogue River, Ore. — Rogue River High School’s field day was interrupted Monday morning after a report of a suspicious man, who was possibly armed, in the school parking lot.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said the call came in just before 10:00, and the school went on lock down. Principal Paul Cataldo said all the students were told to stay in their classrooms and the teachers kept teaching. He said they practice precautionary drills throughout the year to ensure the safety of students.

“It’s very important because when something like this happens even though it was precautionary all of the students listened, they followed direction, they did what they were supposed to do and I felt like the school was very safe,” he said.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies searched the area, but didn’t locate a person or vehicle associated with the report. The investigation is ongoing.

The lock down was lifted after about an hour and students went on with their field day.

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