Threat against High School Believed to be Not Credible, Police Say

Canby High School will hold classes as scheduled tomorrow, after local police spent today investigating a threat against the school that they ultimately believed to be not credible.

According to a memo sent to parents and the rest of the CHS community this evening, the threat was in the form of “graffiti” in a restroom on campus. Students apparently discovered the threat this past week, but did not report anything to police until earlier today.

In the memo, Principal Greg Dinse promises to continue to work with Canby PD to investigate the threat and discover who is responsible. Here’s the full message:

Dear CHS Community Members,

We want to make you aware of an investigation at Canby High School. This morning, we learned about graffiti in a restroom at CHS that communicated a threat to the school. As we understand it, the threat was discovered by students last week and just reported to police today.

Throughout the day, Canby Police have been investigating and have been in touch with administration. Police do NOT believe this is a credible threat. We consider CHS to be safe. Classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning at Canby High School. We will have an increased police presence on campus to provide students, staff, and our community increased security and additional assurance that our facilities are safe. If you need to excuse your student from school, please email or call our attendance office.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work with CPD to determine who made this threat. If any additional information becomes available, we will share it with you.

Thank you,
Greg Dinse
Canby High School

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