UPDATE: Police Investigating Crater High Threat Made to Tip-line

We received a tip this morning from a concerned community member about an email supposedly sent from Crater High School staff that was circulating.

Courtesy of Crater Foundation

The email stated that there would be extra campus security along with added Central Point Police patrols in and around Crater High School today. The reason was stated as a “vague threat” was received into the SafeOregon tip-line.

We contacted Central Point Police this morning for more information. CPPD Captain Scott Logue confirmed to Medford Alert that the email was authentic. He also told us that there are several CPPD officers actively working this investigation. He described the threat as “someone overhearing a conversation” between two individuals that caused the call into the tip-line.

Out of an abundance of caution, security will be increased today. He was unsure if there would be a need for enhanced security when school resumes on Monday. It’s dependent on the current investigation.

Here is the information Crater High School officials sent out.

Crater High School Families,
I want to inform you of a report called into the SafeOregon tip line last night. The report was of a vague threat that was not specific. Regardless, Central Point Police began investigating immediately and are working with the school to identify and contact the individuals involved. Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked there
to be additional patrols and police presence
at Crater today.
Our student’s safety and wellbeing is our top priority, we take all threats seriously and work diligently with the Central Point Police Department to ensure every report is followed up on with fidelity.
We want to commend the person who filed
the report when they experienced concern.
If you see something, never hesitate to
reach out.

At this time, there is no reason to believe that this incident is connected with the similar recent event at South Medford High. However, this is a developing story. We will update when further information is available.

11:30a CPPD Released the following update:

Investigators were able to determine the source of the comments. After interviewing the involved student and multiple witnesses, investigators determined the involved student made comments that were alarming to others. The involved student has been taken into custody for the crime of Disorderly Conduct I – Oregon Revised Statute 166.023. 

School District 6 and the Central Point Police Department would like to commend those students who stepped forward to report this incident and/or speak with investigators.

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