Written threat left in bathroom at Roseburg High School

Roseburg High School (File/SBG photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A student left a written threat in the girls restroom at Roseburg High School on Thursday, the school principal said.

"School staff members have identified the student responsible for making the threat and law enforcement has been involved," Principal Jill Weber wrote. "The school staff are also working to ensure the student in question is receiving counseling and appropriate supervision."

Roseburg Police said their officers responded to the school around 2:20 p.m.

"The written message referenced a threat of school violence," Roseburg Police said in a report. "The subsequent investigation led to the identification of a 17 year old female student as the person suspected of being responsible for writing the threat."

Police arrested the student and booked her into the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center on two counts of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

The charges stem from the incident Thursday and a similar case at the school last November.

Roseburg High is one of the schools that participates in SafeOregon, a tip line for reporting threats of violence. The town suffered a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 1, 2015.

"Yesterday’s tragedy at a Florida school has made all of us even more mindful of the need for vigilance," Weber wrote Feb. 15. "We have no reason to believe there was an imminent threat. We are also asking parents to remind children and teens that making any kind of threat, even in jest, carries serious consequences."

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