Schools in the Winston-Dillard School District were under lockdown Tuesday morning after police found a handwritten threat in a community park, school officials said.

Around 8:45 a.m., the school district was informed of the threat of a school shooting/bombing and implemented the lockdown.

"The district will implement measures to increase security district-wide and the Winston Police will have an increased presence in the district during this period as well," Winston-Dillard School District Superintendent Kevin Miller said in an email.

Backpacks, packages and persons will be subject to search, Miller wrote.

Anyone with information concerning this threat may contact the Winston-Dillard School District Security compliance office at 541-679-3000 ext. 3412, or Winston Police Department 541-679-8706.

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

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

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