Police: Despite reports, no weapon found on McKay campus

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File photo of Douglas McKay High School.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Douglas McKay High School in Salem went into lockdown around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday following reports of a weapon on campus.

According to Salem-Keizer School District, there are no reported injuries and all students and staff were safe inside the building. 

In an email to KOIN 6 News, Salem police said they did not find any armed persons or weapons on the scene. After investigation, authorities determined no weapon was ever seen on campus.

Police said despite social media reports, no shots were fired on or near campus.

Authorities identified and detained suspects connected to the incident however, out of caution the school remained in lockdown, the school district said in a Tweet.

Police said no arrests were made and students were released to school administrators.

In a press release, Salem police reminded the community about the importance of reporting school safety threats to police.

Tips can be submitted through Safe Oregon, a program designed to report potential school threats. Safe Oregon tips can also be submitted by phone or text at 844-472-3367 or emailed at tip@safeoregon.com.

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