Two RPA Students Arrested and Lodged Under Safe Schools Alliance Protocol

Redmond, Ore – Two 14 year old male students from the Redmond Proficiency Academy have been arrested and lodged under Safe Schools Alliance Protocol for multiple charges related to yesterday’s incident that occurred at the school’s west campus.

Two teenage males were involved in an altercation Thursday morning on the Redmond Proficiency Academy West Campus located at 2105 W. Antler Ave. in Redmond. During the altercation, one student brandished a knife, inflicting multiple non-life threatening stab wounds to the other student. Further investigation revealed that the student used a knife with a blade length of 1.25 inches, which broke away from the handle during the altercation. It was determined that the knife was provided to the assailant from a third student. Both the assailant and third student have been detained.

School staff quickly intervened and within minutes, Redmond Police Department and Redmond Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. The injured student was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where he was treated and released. Redmond Proficiency Academy and the Redmond School District are deeply saddened by this event and would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the victim and his family.

The following charges have been issued:

  • Student 1 (Assailant) – Assault II & Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Student 2 (Third student) – Conspiracy to Commit Assault II & Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Both students are lodged in the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Facility under these charges and Safe Schools Alliance protocols. The ongoing investigation is being facilitated by the Redmond Police Department in cooperation with the Redmond Proficiency Academy and the Redmond School District.

Both RPA and the Redmond School District are proceeding with appropriate disciplinary steps to this serious, isolated event. It is the policy of the Redmond School District and RPA that any student who participates in acts of violence is subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion. Additionally, any student who brings a weapon on school property shall be expelled for a period of no less than one year.

The regional crisis response team has been activated and is on site at RPA all day today for students and staff who may need counseling resources.

“The Redmond Police Department is committed to the safety of all Redmond School District students,” shared Lieutenant Mike Kidwell with Redmond Police Department. “Although incidences like these are rare, we take them seriously and will proceed with all steps necessary to ensure that our schools remain safe environments for learning.”

For questions or further information regarding the incident please contact Lt. Mike Kidwell with Redmond Police Department at 541-504-3422.

About Redmond School District

Located in Redmond, Ore, the Redmond School District serves more than 7,000 students from Redmond, Alfalfa, Crooked River Ranch, Eagle Crest, Terrebonne and Tumalo.  The district currently operates five K-5 elementary schools; two K-8 community schools, two middle schools, one charter school, one educational center and two comprehensive high schools. Its mission is to ensure rigorous and relevant instruction which leads to mastery and the development of productive citizens.  Learn more about RSD online at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

About Redmond Proficiency Academy  

The Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) is a public charter school operating in the Redmond School District. In its sixth year of operation, RPA serves nearly 800 students in grades 6-12. Students come to RPA from throughout Central Oregon. Using a proficiency-based instructional model in a personalized school environment, RPA strives to prepare all students for success in college and life.

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