The Bend-La Pine School District announced Sunday night that all classes at Summit High School are canceled Monday following a threat, referencing the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, that was posted on social media. The cancellation includes all after-school activities including practices and games.
In a letter to Summit parents, the Bend La-Pine School District said the now-deleted social media post “used threatening language in reference to Summit High School, use of a destructive device, and tomorrow’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.”
Law enforcement agencies are trying to determine if the threat is credible, the district said. The school was searched Sunday and another search using a canine will be conducted Monday.
Here is the full letter to Summit parents:
Hello Summit families,
After a meeting this evening with our law enforcement partners, we made the difficult decision to cancel all classes and activities at Summit High School on Monday, Sept. 11, in response to a threat that was posted on social media this weekend. Law enforcement agencies are actively investigating this threat, and we believe it is best for students to stay home tomorrow. All students are excused for the day, and all after-school activities, including practices and games, are canceled.
We are working closely with the Bend Police Department in response to a post shared Saturday evening on social media. The post, which has since been deleted, used threatening language in reference to Summit High School, use of a destructive device, and tomorrow’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With the assistance of Oregon State Police and the FBI, detectives are working to determine if the threat is credible or not. The school campus was searched today; an additional search will be conducted in the morning with the assistance of a trained OSP canine.
If you have any information on who may be responsible for the threat, please contact Bend Police at (541) 693-6911.
The tip we received about the threat was shared through the SafeOregon program. Oregon students, parents, school staff and community members may use this service to report student safety threats. Learn more at
We will provide you with an update on this situation by Monday evening.
Bend-La Pine Schools