Phoenix Charter School was on lockdown Thursday morning for around 20 minutes after a “student of concern” walked on to the Diamond Lake Boulevard campus.

Principal Brandy Osborn said the school got a tip about the student from the Safe Oregon tip line on Wednesday, and the investigation carried into Thursday.

She said Roseburg police responded quickly.

"Roseburg police arrived and we’ve got the situation handled and now getting the kids back into class,” Osborn said, ““We are working with some students because this does cause some anxiety when these things happen, so we’re working to protect them. The situation was contained really quickly and everybody did a great job working together.”

Parents were notified through email, text and a recorded phone message from Osborn.

In a release, Osborn called the lockdown was an extreme precautionary measure.

Sgt Gary Klopfenstein with Roseburg police said no charges have been made and there was no immediate threat to the school.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or Or on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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well...My daughter was hiding in a closet while they were in lockdown...afraid for her life...and a substitute teachers aide made her get out of the closet because she was too loud.....(2 male students stole her phone and she objected)...i wouldnt call that a great job and I'm very upset the principle would do so. Pretty unbelievable actually. And you, Sahara, knew about this situation. Shame on you for not challenging their idea of a successful lockdown. wow.

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