Update (12-10-21, 11:30 p.m.) – The Central Point Police Department said a student was taken into custody for making “statements that were alarming to others.”
According to officers, the student was charged with disorderly conduct.
CPPD said, “School District 6 and the Central Point Police Department would like to commend those students who stepped forward to report this incident and/or speak with investigators.”
No further information was provided by police.
Original story: CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Central Point’s Crater High School notified students and families about an apparent threat Friday morning.
Central Point School District #6 sent out the following message:
Crater High School Families,
I want to inform you of a report called into the SafeOregon tip line last night. The report was of a vague threat that was not specific. Regardless, Central Point Police began investigating immediately and are working with the school to identify and contact the individuals involved. Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked there to be additional patrols and police presence at Crater today.
Our student’s safety and wellbeing is our top priority, we take all threats seriously, and work diligently with the Central Point Police Department to ensure every report is followed up on with fidelity.
We want to commend the person who filed the report when they experienced concern. If you see something, never hesitate to reach out. You can use the SafeOregon anonymous tip by calling or texting 844-472-3367 or by emailing [email protected].
The Central Point Police Department said a student told them they overheard another student making vague threats targeting the high school. The comments were made in a crowded hallway and when the student turned to see who was making the threats, they were unable to determine who was making them., according to police.
CPPD has an increased presence at the school’s campus while the investigation continues.