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Student, 14, faces charges after threat made against North Douglas High

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DRAIN, Ore. - A 14-year-old student faces charges of disorderly conduct and harassment after making a threat against North Douglas High School and its students Monday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

The principal wrote a letter to the community Tuesday about the threat.

"A student brought it to my attention that a threat by another student had been made against the school and specific students," Scott Yakovich wrote in a letter published on the school's website. "Upon investigating, I determined the threat was credible enough to contact the Douglas County Sheriff Department."

Sgt. Brad O’Dell said the school contacted the sheriff's office around 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Deputies investigated and arrested a student on suspicion of disorderly conduct and five counts of harassment, O'Dell said.

O'Dell declined to describe the nature of the threat but said investigators take them very seriously.

The principal echoed that sentiment in his letter.

"Rest assured that the district took this matter very seriously, and acted upon the information immediately," Yakovich wrote. "The students’ safety and well-being is of utmost importance, and we will continue to take these matters very seriously. I would also like to commend the student who came forward with the information. Their actions could very well have prevented an unfortunate incident from taking place."

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