Police: 14-year-old threatens to blow up school

Oasis Brooks Program, an alternative school in the Willamette Education Service District located in the 10000 block of 71st Avenue NE, May 29, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Oasis Brooks Program, an alternative school in the Willamette Education Service District located in the 10000 block of 71st Avenue NE, May 29, 2014. (KOIN 6)

MARION COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 14-year-old on Wednesday after teachers angered him and he threatened to blow up the school.

Police responded to the Oasis Brooks Program, an alternative school in the Willamette Education Service District located in the 10000 block of 71st Avenue NE, after staff called them to report a bomb threat made by the 14-year-old.

“In today’s climate, we have to take any threat against a school seriously,” said Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Colby Korte.

After being questioned, officers said the boy admitted that staff had made him angry, so he threatened to build a bomb and blow up the school.

Authorities searched the teen’s residence, but no bombs or bomb making materials were located.

As a result of his actions and threats, police arrested the student and transported him to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. He is facing charges of menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment.

School officials said since it is an alternative school, the staff is used to watching for this type of behavior.

They said they plan to have the boy work with the therapist at the school and the boy’s family to get him back in the program.

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