South Medford High School will see added security along with additional Medford Police units in and around the campus today.
School staff sent out the following notice to families of students that attend the large high school.
South Medford High School Families,
I want to inform you of a report called into the SafeOregon tip line last night. The report was of a vague threat that was not specific. Regardless, Medford Police began investigating immediately and worked with the school to identify and contact the individuals involved. Police determined there to be no current threat. Regardless, out of an abundance of caution, we have asked there to be additional patrols at SMHS today.
Our student’s safety and wellbeing is our top priority, we take all threats seriously, and work diligently with the Medford Police Department to ensure every report is followed up on with fidelity.
Sincerely, Jeremy Hamasu Principal
There is not believed to be any active threat, and this reaction is meant to ensure the safety of all those on campus. No further information was available regarding the threat at this time.