“Long time Orting resident, district teacher and administrator, Cliff Fries, has been named Orting High School Principal. Please see the letter from Superintendent Shepard for more information.”
OHS and OPS are out of lockdown.
Dear Orting Community,
In the Orting School District emphasis is placed on safety in every area of school. Today, we had a situation involving a student who posted a photo of a gun with a negative statement against the high school on social media. The student was not on campus today. We immediately went into lockdown at approximately 8:40 this morning, called Orting Police, and the schools were secured.
By 9:30 am Orting Police had the student in custody and lifted the lockdown. The police are handling the investigation at this point.
We know that you are concerned for your children and their safety. We are too. We take all threats very seriously and will take all measures necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please continue to talk with your students about school safety, the danger of weapons in school, and the importance of sharing any information they may have with adults.
Dr. Marci Shepard
Orting School District
Orting High School and Orting Primary School are in lockdown. We received information about a possible threat to Orting High School. We are working closely with Orting Police Department and we are investigating. We will keep you updated as we learn information.