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News Release
School Threat/Disorderly Conduct arrest - 06/08/21

Arrestee:  

12 year old male student

Charge:

Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree

On 06/03/2021, Officers with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety were notified by District 7 School Officials of a reported threat made by a student who attends North Middle School.  The original report was immediately investigated and detectives began following up with interviews and leads.  During the initial contact with witnesses, the suspect's identity was undetermined.  

On 06/07/2021, Detectives, a School Resource Officer and School Marshals with DPS were present at the school to ensure the safety of students and staff and to continue the investigation.  While the officers were at the school, further investigation led to the identity of the juvenile suspect.  The juvenile was later positively identified as the individual who made the verbal threat.  The juvenile was taken into custody while at the school. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, the juvenile was lodged at Josephine County Juvenile Justice Center for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.  The case is being sent to the Juvenile Department for filing of charges.  The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the District 7 Administration take all threats of violence and harm seriously.  These types of cases will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted if a crime has been committed.  The safety and welfare of the students who attend all District 7 Schools are a top priority for the Grants Pass DPS and school officials.  

Anyone who may have further information about this case is asked to contact the Grants Pass Police at 541-450-6260. 

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