Phoenix police arrested a 13-year-old Talent Middle School student on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct Tuesday after other students reported threatening behavior against the school, according to a press release. Phoenix and Talent police investigated two threats at Talent Middle School that day, determining both to be not credible after investigation.
A Phoenix police officer received information from students about the 13-year-old while assisting Talent police in investigating a first threat, which according to a release from Talent police, occurred Feb. 23.
"This group of students showed the Phoenix officer the concerning (social media) posts and several students expressed fear that there would be a shooting at the Talent Middle School," the release said.
Phoenix police then detained and took the second student home. After questioning the student and parents, police said they arrested the juvenile on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and transported the student to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center.
Oregon statute says that first degree disorderly conduct charges that the student knowingly created a risk or circulated a report, knowing it to be false, of a hazardous substance on site, or some other impending "catastrophe or other emergency."
Talent police did not indicate whether an arrest had been made in its investigation.