A Parkrose High School staff member wrestled an armed suspect to the ground shortly before noon, prompting a heavy police response to the school in Northeast Portland, Oregon.
The call came in at 11:48 a.m, police said. Authorities said it’s not clear if any shots were fired.
Portland police said the suspect is in custody and there is no indication anyone was hurt or that there are any other suspects.
The school is being searched at this time and is in lockdown. Students are not allowed to have access to their personal items at this time, school officials said.
Parents should pick up their students at the Kmart at NE 122nd and Sandy. Officials said the reunification could take most of Friday afternoon.
One parent, Jessica, said she got messages from her daughters that there was a shooter at the school and “to come and get me.”
She said she left work and “just ran to get my kids,” and said she was panicking to get her child. Jessica said she was allowed to hug her daughter, but all the students were to be questioned before being released to parents.
Jessica said her daughter said “the shooter came into her class.”
One grandmother who spoke with KOIN 6 News said, “This is not what you send your children to school for.”
A father told KOIN 6 News he heard shots were fired, but that is not confirmed by any authorities.
PPB: 11:48 a.m., Officers responded to a call regarding a man armed with a gun near Parkrose High School, located at 12003 NE Shaver. Officers arrived and determined that a Parkrose HS staff member had wrestled the suspect to the ground. #koin6news #pdx #schoolshooting pic.twitter.com/smGQXFzxqZ — Jennifer Dowling (@JenDowlingKoin6) May 17, 2019