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Teen Arrested for Threating to Blow Up School

The suspect's residence was searched and no bombs or bomb making materials were located.

A 14-year-old student threatened to blow up the Oasis Brooks Program on Wednesday. Photo:

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office was called to the Oasis Brooks Program a local school in the 10000 block of 71st Avenue NE on Wednesday.

Staff reported to deputies that a 14-year-old student threatened to blow up the school after becoming upset with teachers.

According to the investigator, Deputy Colby Korte, "In today's climate we have to take any threat against a school seriously." The threats led deputies to contact the boy at home and after being questioned, he admitted that staff made him angry so he threatened to build a bomb and blow up the school.

The suspect's residence was searched and no bombs or bomb making materials were located. As a result of his actions and threats the student was arrested and transported to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.

The suspect is facing charges of menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment.

The suspect was not named.

Oasis Academy is a small therapeutic school environment that is able to meet the students and school districts needs by providing therapeutic day school and stabilization and evaluation in the same setting. Student and family skill building is a strong component of Oasis Academy. Monthly parent learning communities will include childcare and dinner.

The goal at Oasis Academy is to transition students back to the least restrictive environment in their home school community.

Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office, WESD

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