Salem-Keizer school officials warn of threats

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SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Salem-Keizer School District officials reached out to families Sunday night to warn of threats made against two local high schools, school district representatives confirmed to KOIN 6 News.

McKay High School Principal Sarah LeRoy left an audio message for families discussing two threats made against the school:“I need to share with you that our investigation into the two threats to harm McKay found on bathroom walls, that we notified you about on March 13 and April 3, are unresolved at this time. At this point in our investigation, it is appropriate to share with you the specific date indicated by both threats as harm. That date is Tuesday, April 21. Because the safety of our students and staff is our first priority, in addition to our increased security measures since the March 13 threats, we are taking increased safety precautions tomorrow, April 20, and Tuesday, April 21.We are working closely with the Salem Police Department regarding our increased security and we are confident that McKay is safe for all of our students and staff to continue our teaching and learning as usual.”

McNary High School in Keizer also received a threat. An audio message was sent to parents warning of a threat made for Monday, April 20.

Keizer Police said they are aware of the threat and will have an officer on campus Monday.

Officials will not discuss the nature of the threats at this time.

Stay with KOIN 6 News for the latest updates.

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