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Marshfield student accused of making copycat threat to one that closed North Bend schools

Marshfield High School (File/SBG photo)

COOS BAY, Ore. - A student faces juvenile charges after scrawling a copycat threat in a bathroom at Marshfield High School.

Police and school officials learned of the graffiti just before noon Wednesday.

"The graffiti was found to contain a similar message to what was written in the bathroom at North Bend Middle School the previous day," police said. "Upon becoming aware of this, the Coos Bay Police School Resource Officer and School Officials immediately began investigating the matter as well as reviewing surveillance video."

Investigators interviewed a student who "confessed to writing the message on the bathroom stall," police said in a report. "The student stated the message was only a hoax and that there was no intention of ever carrying out the threat."

Police took the student into custody on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.

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