Grants Pass copes with more school threats


On Thursday, September 27th, the GPDPS received a report from an alert parent who was monitoring their child's social media accounts. According to the GPDPS, the parent saw a post from another student at Grants Pass High School, saying they believed there was a threat to the school. The post was specific, including statements about injuring students at the school.

The Grants Pass Police, detectives, as well as the GPDPS School Resource Officer, were able to identify the teen that made the post and found him at his home. The student, only described as a 14-year-old white male, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree. He is now lodged at the Josephine County Juvenile Justice Center.

At about 7:15 a.m. Friday morning, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety received another complaint about a possible threat to both Grants Pass High School, and North Valley High School.

The Grants Pass Police Department, in conjunction with the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, interviewed several students about the threat that was originally posted on the Snap Chat app. Although Grants Pass detectives followed up on several leads, no arrests have been made at this time. The possible threat is still an open case.

Less than a month into the new school year, the GPDPS has responded to three of these types of threats in District 7 Schools alone, with additional reports coming from Three Rivers School District.

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