Springfield parents upset after student who made threat returns to school

Heather says she's reached out to the school and was told the student wasn't a risk -- and that there is a safety plan in place.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2019 6:36 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Parents are worried after they say a student arrested for sending out a threatening message a couple of weeks ago is back in Briggs Middle School's halls.

The message, sent over Snapchat, warned students not to go to school that following Monday.

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The teen was arrested for disorderly conduct, but parents said after he met with a psychologist he was deemed non-threatening and was allowed back at school. They also said they weren't warned. They said this sort of thing should not be overlooked anymore.

Parent LaShandra Bowen said this sort of treatment is concerning.

"I think it's hard to overreact because we have seen time and time again that has cost teachers and students their lives when we don't react," Bowen said.

Another parent said she reached out to the school and was told the student was not a risk. The parent, Heather, did not want her last name used but said that she thinks their "no tolerance" policy is falling short. She is now looking for a lawyer to explore her options. 

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