Corvallis teen accused of making false report of school violence threat
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A 14-year-old middle school girl faces accusations she falsely reported receiving a Snapchat message threatening violence at a Corvallis School District School.
Corvallis Police took the girl into custody Thursday and booked her into the Linn-Benton Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Disorderly Conduct I and Initiating a False Report.
The situation started the evening of Wednesday, February 21, when the school district report to police that a student at Linus Pauling Middle School had received a threat via Snapchat.
"The initial report to police was for a potential act of violence, and did not expressly identify a particular school in the 509J School District," police said. "As a precaution, Officers assisted Linus Pauling Middle School, as well as other schools, with providing extra security while the investigation continued."
The investigation determined the teen who claimed to receive the threat was the source of the post, police said.
"The Corvallis Police Department takes any threats of violence to the schools seriously, and ask that the public report any potential threats of violence immediately to authorities," police said.