Corvallis High School Mistakenly Locked Down, Man Arrested

Corvallis High School mistakenly went into lock down for about six minutes this morning, here’s what happened: Police arrested Robert Miller of Corvallis this morning at 10:30. Miller allegedly struck an employee at Fred Meyers, and also displayed a knife, all in the course of a theft. The arrest occurred in front of Corvallis High School.

KVAL is reporting that police asked the school to go into ‘lock out’ as they confronted Miller, but the request was “inadvertently communicated to the high school” as a request for a “lock down.”

The restrictions was lifted after 6 minutes. Miller, 37, also had a warrant out for his arrest.

“As with all incidents of this nature, the Corvallis Police Department and Corvallis School District will work collaboratively to review the procedures utilized,” police said in a statement. “The Corvallis Police Department regrets any undue concern this has caused the community, but remains dedicated to the current procedures in place that ensure the safety of district staff, students and the community.”