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Corvallis student accused of making threat on social media

Corvallis Police arrested a student after they said she is responsible for posting a threat on social media.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 10:17 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 10:25 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore – A student at a Corvallis middle school was arrested for allegedly making a threat on Snapchat.

The Corvallis School District called police to report a threat made towards a student at Linus Pauling Middle School on Feb. 21.

SafeOregonA free tip line created for students, parents, and community members to report any safety threats made to public or private schools.

The report originally came in as a potential act of violence and did not indicate a particular school in the 509J School District.

As a precaution, officers provided extra security at Linus Pauling Middle School and other schools during the investigation.

Police discovered that the same girl who reported the threat was also the source of the threat. They said the 14-year-old student claimed she received a threat via Snapchat but police discovered that she actually made the threat, posting it on social media.

She was arrested on Feb. 22 and taken to the Linn-Benton Juvenile Detention Center. She was charged with disorderly conduct and initiating a false report.

The Corvallis Police Department ask that the public report any potential threats immediately. A free tip line was created in Oregon for students, parents, and community members to report any safety threats made to public or private schools. For more information or to report a threat click here.

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