Sheriff: 16-year-old boy arrested for writing threat at South Umpqua High School

South Umpqua High School (File/SBG photo)

TRI CITY, Ore. - A 16-year-old male student has been arrested for writing a school threat in a bathroom at South Umpqua High School, Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports.

This is the second written threat discovered at the school in the last week.

On Monday, April 23, school officials learned of a threat written on a wall in a boy’s bathroom.

Deputies were contacted and conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of the juvenile who has been charged with First Degree Disorderly Conduct, a Class A Misdemeanor.

"The Sheriff’s Office encourages parents to have discussions with their children regarding the seriousness of these offenses and the consequences for committing these crimes," DCSO said.

A misdemeanor crime is punishable by up to 1 year in jail.


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