Update (11-16-17 10:00 a.m.) – The Medford School District released the following statement:
Medford Police have arrested a teen suspect who allegedly admitted to making social media threats last night against North and South Medford High Schools. They say he had no means and no real plans to carry out the threats. He’s been charged with disorderly conduct. School will operate as normal today. We know these situations are unsettling, so we thank you for your patience and understanding. We would also like to thank MPD for their hard work and the students who reported the threats to trusting adults. Your students’ safety and education are of utmost importance to us.
Medford, Ore. — Medford police are investigating threats that were made on social media. According to police they made references to both North and South Medford High Schools.
Police are working to locate the individual who posted the threat of a shooting on Snapchat. Police have made an arrest in the case.
School officials say classes will be held Thursday, but additional officers will be on campuses across the district as a precaution.
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