Teen accused of threatening to shoot students at school

OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- Police arrested a 15-year-old Oakridge High School student at his home Tuesday morning after classmates reported he had made threats to shoot students at school.

"Last night we received information from students that a high school male had made statements that on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a week from tomorrow, he'd bring a gun to school and harm students," said Oakridge Superintendent Dr. Donald Kordosky.

Police booked the teen into a juvenile detention facility on charges of disorderly conduct, harassment and theft, Oakridge Police said.

Police identified a suspect and took him into custody around 7 a.m. Tuesday. Officers reported that there were guns inside the teen's home.
"He admitted to it, that he had made the threats," said Oakridge Police Chief Dale Scobert, "In his backpack were a couple of knives that were stolen. We identified the owner on those."

The school sent a letter to parents, commending the students who reported the threats - and noting that the student arrested by police would not be returning to school there.