DA: Possible accomplices in Newberg HS plot

Trial set for April 13

Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon, as seen on their website, May 15, 2013
Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon, as seen on their website, May 15, 2013

NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) — The teen accused of a “credible” plot to shoot many people at Newberg High School may have had accomplices, Yamhill County DA Brad Berry said.

The teen, who remains in custody, faces charges as a juvenile in the case.

“There were others who had some involvement and the decision whether one or more of those will be charged has not been made,” Berry told KOIN 6 News.

The investigation into a threat of violence against Newberg High School began March 3. On that day, police arrested two students on charges unrelated to the threat, although the threat was deemed credible.

The ensuing investigation by Newberg-Dundee police resulted in charges against one of the students, who allegedly took substantial steps to obtain a firearm as well as compiled a list of supplies to accomplish the plan.

The teen’s next court appearance is April 7, and a trial in the case is scheduled for April 13.

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