Graffiti prompts Oregon-Davis High School lockdown
By Terry Turner Post-Tribune correspondent March 11, 2013 2:16PM
Updated: March 11, 2013 11:12PM
HAMLET — School officials have placed Oregon-Davis Junior-Senior High School on a lockdown after threatening graffiti was found over the weekend in a boys restroom at the school.
The school, located in Starke County, is about 30 miles east of Merrillville, and its distinctive domed high school can be seen north of U.S. 30.
On Monday, there was heavy security at the school, including members of a SWAT team, Starke County Sheriff’s and Hamlet police. The school also has a retired deputy sheriff who serves as a resource officer.
The school hosted fifth- and sixth-grade tournaments at the school on Saturday.
Oregon-Davis Superintendent Steven Disney said school officials cannot take any threats lightly with events that have taken place at other schools nationally. Disney added that he wants parents to be aware of what’s going on and that he understands if parents decided to keep their children home Monday.
The school will remain on lockdown Tuesday.