Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Wednesday, 11.26.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Oct 30,2006
School Responds to Students’ Attempt to Build Destructive Device
by Bend Weekly News Sources

Vigilant students at Buckingham Elementary School reported seeing six classmates combining small cell batteries, duct tape and wire on the playground during the lunch hour on Thursday, October 26. Staff immediately investigated the situation. Per the District’s zero tolerance policy, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was called to the campus for further investigation.

Buckingham Principal Teresa Hjeresen reminds parents to share stories about ‘student heroes’, like the ones who reported the suspicious activity, with their children.

“The safety of our students and staff is paramount -– the students who reported this activity, however big or small it may have seemed, absolutely did the right thing,” said Hjeresen.

“We may never know if the students could have done harm with these materials, but we can all use this as a learning and educational opportunity for our kids,” she says.

“It appears this was an isolated incident and there was no apparent intent to harm any students or staff members,” said Lt. Deron McMaster with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Three of the children involved were referred to the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention facility per the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with the Safe School Alliance agreement. None of the six students allegedly involved in this situation were at Buckingham Elementary School the following day.  According to a news release issued by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office, this incident is also being reviewed by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office to determine if criminal charges need to be filed or other actions need to take place.

Per the state Right to Privacy act, additional information about these students may not be shared with the public.

The Bend-La Pine Schools have several policies in place regarding threats of violence and weapons in the schools, which can be viewed at www.bend.k12.or.us Two of the policies cited in the investigation are Board Policy JFCJ and Board Policy JFCM.

2027 times read

Related news
New Buckingham Elementary principal selected by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 21,2008

Warning: 'Search and Rescue' donation scam by Bend Weekly Sources posted on May 21,2006

Bend-La Pine Schools Approve New Volunteer, Visitor Policies by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Oct 25,2006


Parents urged to register early for 2007-08 kindergarten by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 16,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 6 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?