Mazama High School was on a lockout for about an hour today (Oct. 19, 2021) after a former student, who was not on campus, indicated they wanted to cause harm at the school.

School administration contacted law enforcement who responded to the former student’s location and secured the student. When it was determined there was no longer a possible threat, the lockout was lifted at 11:20 a.m.

A lockout is an emergency response procedure initiated when there is a potential hazard outside a school building. All students and staff are brought inside the school and all outside doors are confirmed locked and secured. Business then continues as usual inside the building.