Central Point Police investigate possible threat to Crater High School

This post has been updated with new information from investigators.

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Police in Central Point are updating the public about a reported threat to a local High School.

The Central Point Police Department said at 9:00 p.m. on February 12, a student told officers a friend said he has seen a Snapchat post from an unknown person that indicated a “generalized threat” to Crater High School. The authenticity of the alleged threat was not verified by officers.

As police investigated the case on February 13, they stated there was an increased presence of officers at Central Point Schools but classes would continue as normal.

The evening after the incident was reported to the public, investigators released more details and clarifications.

CPPD said officers made direct contact with everyone involved and determined a threat was made in a “video gaming chat room.” Investigators determined the threat wasn’t credible.

Officers said, “Due to the alarm and impact to the community caused by the threat, the juvenile was lodged at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Facility for Disorderly Conduct 1.”

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