Grants Pass Students, Staff, Police Thwart Bomb Threat

A 13-year-old middle school student was taken into custody after telling other students that he would bring a bomb into school, according to Grants Pass police.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 5:56 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officers took a 13-year-old middle school student into custody on Monday after receiving reports that the student claimed he would bring a bomb into school, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

Officers responded to South Middle School around 3:20 p.m. after receiving the report. When several students had heard the 13-year-old boy say "that he was going to bring a bomb to the school tomorrow," they told school officials who had made the report to GPDPS.

The officers arrested the 13-year-old and brought him to the Josephine County Juvenile Detention Center on a Disorderly Conduct 1 charge.

"GPDPS also wants to commend the students for stepping forward and informing School Officials in a quick manner," the agency said. "The GPDPS, in cooperation with District 7 officials, continues to be committed to fully investigating all threats made toward the school to ensure a safe environment for our children. All threats will be taken seriously and criminal charges, if determined to be founded, will be filed."

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