MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday after they say he made threats that were just too big to ignore.
Police say a 22-year-old Myrtle Creek man made very serious threats about committing a school shooting in Myrtle Creek. The Myrtle Creek Police Department reported getting a call about a man who posted a plan on his Facebook page, which involved shooting school students.
Wesley Snyder was taken into custody at 10:30 a.m. after law enforcement concluded that the threats were of a serious nature. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that the potential threats towards gun violence left them no choice but to take immediate action.
“Because of events that have gone on in our world, in the recent past, we have to be cautious about these things. we have to take them seriously,” said Dwes Huston, DCSO Spokesman.
Schools across Myrtle Creek were placed on lockdown in response to the threats. School administrators were unavailable for comment because they had been instructed by the police not to talk to the media.
Snyder is in custody and was charged with four counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest. According to the sheriff’s department, those charges could be adjusted after the district attorney looks at the case.