Man Arrested for Racial Intimidation

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield Police say a former Whoville resident was arrested Tuesday night, accused of racial intimidation and menacing. Police say 52-year-old William Spivey became outraged at a family celebrating a birthday party at Island Park because he thought they were throwing rocks at ducks. They say Spivey approached the two alleged victims and … Continue reading »

High-Tech School Security System

  ALBANY, Ore.–  In the event of an emergency, time  is the most critical factor. Now, a high-tech security system designed to keep keep children safer could be coming to schools in Linn County. It couldn’t have come at a better time, especially after the foiled bomb threat at West Albany High School. It’s a cutting … Continue reading »

FBI Considered Occupy Movement a Threat

(CNN) — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security considered the Occupy movement that swept across the country as a potential terrorism threat. That’s according to newly-released FBI internal documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI met with New York Stock Exchange officials and New York businesses in August of 2011, before … Continue reading »

EPD Responds to School Threats

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday was supposed to be the last day of classes for many local students. With so many rumors racing through the hallways about potential threats to schools, at least three Oregon districts canceled classes. Just a week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, coupled with concerns over doomsday predictions, … Continue reading »

EPD Addresses School Threat Rumors

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s business as usual at high schools and elementary schools across our area. But swirling through halls and social networking sites, the rumor mill is running rampant in both the 4J and Bethel school districts. “Our high school mostly has been notified that rumors have been going around about impending violent acts … Continue reading »

4J, Bethel, EPD Respond to Threats

EUGENE, Ore. — In response to Monday’s threat investigation at Churchill High School that turned out to be false, 4J schools partnered with Bethel schools and Eugene Police to address rumors circulating in the community. The group says it’s investigated all the rumors of violence reported so far. None are viable threats. Even so, Eugene … Continue reading »

Eugene Student Cited for Making Threat

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police charged a North Eugene High School freshman after he allegedly made threats to harm a teacher and class. Because the student is a minor, his name isn’t being released. The teen is charged with disorderly conduct. Officers found he didn’t have access to weapons, but the threat was alarming enough … Continue reading »