Schools to resume normal schedules Tuesday, Dec. 12

Dec. 11, 2023 (5:30 p.m.)


Dear BHSD Families,

Schools will resume normal operations tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 12, with classes at Kalmiopsis Elementary, Azalea Middle School, and Brookings-Harbor High School.


Brookings-Harbor School District leadership made the decision to dismiss early this afternoon (12/11) due to a threatening message received by one of our staff members.


Following our emergency dismissal process, the Brookings Police Department searched all campus buildings and did not find anything suspicious.


Many other school districts across Oregon received a similar communication to the one we received, and it is reported that the FBI is investigating numerous threats that are believed to be connected.


It was determined there is no credible threat at this time, and we will resume regular classes and activities tomorrow. Teachers and counselors will be ready to support students who are struggling to feel safe tomorrow.

If you or your student become aware of any potential threat received in person, electronically, posted to social media, or anywhere else, please notify a school administrator or trusted adult right away.

As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students. Today’s dismissal was very orderly, thanks to all involved. We will be undertaking an after-action review to improve processes for future emergencies. Please email me if you have suggestions for improvement.


Helena Chirinian