GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says that a 12-year-old boy is in custody this week after reports of a threat made at North Middle School.
Officers were notified of the threat by Grants Pass School District officials last Thursday, learning that it came from a student who attends North Middle School. Though detectives investigated the threat and followed up with interviews, the student's identity was not uncovered.
GPDPS said that detectives, a school resource officer, and school marshals were at North on Monday to continue the investigation and "ensure the safety of students." Learning more information, police were able to identify the suspect as a 12-year-old student. Officers took him into custody at the school.
The boy was lodged at the Josephine County Juvenile Justuce Center on a charge for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree. GPDPS said that the case is being sent to the Juvenile Department for filing of charges.
"The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the District 7 Administration take all threats of violence and harm seriously" GPDPS said. "These types of cases will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted if a crime has been committed. The safety and welfare of the students who attend all District 7 Schools are a top priority for the Grants Pass DPS and school officials."
Anyone who may have further information about this case is asked to contact the Grants Pass Police at 541-450-6260.