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Student Arrested at Grants Pass High After Making Gun Threat

A 14-year-old high school student is in juvenile detention after reportedly telling other students that he was going to use a gun at the school.

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018 1:41 PM
Updated: Sep. 19, 2018 1:43 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police arrested a student at Grants Pass High School on Wednesday morning after reports of a gun threat, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

A School Resource Officer from GPDPS responded to an alert from school officials around 11 a.m. A 14-year-old student had reportedly told another student that he was going to bring a gun to school on Thursday — with plans to use the gun against others at the school. One student informed school officials, prompting them to report the matter to police.

According to GPDPS, the 14-year-old who originated the threat was then arrested and transported to the Josephine County Juvenile Detention Center, charged with Disorderly Conduct 1.

GPDPS had the following to say about the situation:

"The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety would like to remind the general public that GPDPS takes threats of violence in our schools seriously. GPDPS works closely with the District 7 Schools to keep our schools a safe place for our children. GPDPS would also like to commend the student that came forward and reported the incident to school officials in a quick manner."

On Tuesday, a student at Illinois Valley High School was arrested for making a similar threat.

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