This morning at approximately 10:08 a.m., Eugene Police received information of an armed subject dressed in camouflage on the Patterson St. side of South Eugene High School. The school was immediately placed on lockdown, along with Roosevelt Middle School and nearby businesses, while police investigated the report. The school was on lockdown for approximately 45 minutes. During the investigation it was found that an EPD SWAT officer, who was enroute to a training location at the time, was observed in the area by a 4J employee.
South Eugene High School staff is one of the local schools that have participated in the recent active shooter training program with EPD. Although lockdown situations do not commonly occur, police were able to observe school staff during this situation, and found that the staff had greatly benefited from the training and performed at a high level.