Two Grants Pass High School students arrested after reporting false bomb threats

Bomb ThreatGrants Pass, Ore. — Two Grants Pass High School students were arrested in connection with two separate bomb threats on Monday.

Police say the GPHS cafeteria was evacuated due to the first threat. According to officials, there was writing on a wall that threatened a bomb would go off at 12:20 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Law enforcement received the call around noon and an Oregon State Police bomb squad was called to the scene. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officials says during the course of their investigation, it was revealed that the female student who reported finding the bomb threat was responsible for writing it.

Officials say detectives and a school resource officer received a second bomb threat that was also located inside one of the bathrooms and it too stated a time that a bomb would go off.

After investigating, officials arrested a male juvenile student, who like the first threat, was the person who reportedly found the bomb threat.

Both students were arrested, cited for disorderly conduct as well as initiating a false report and released to their parents.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety wants the public to know any threats against area schools are taken seriously. If you have any information regarding this incident please call 541-450-6260.

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