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Grants Pass student held after report of threat to shoot classmates


GRANTS PASS, Oregon — Authorities in Grants Pass say a 16-year-old high school student has been accused of threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot two other teenagers.

The Daily Courier ( ) reports the student was arrested Friday after telling other students of his plan, and he appeared in court Monday.

Juvenile Justice Director Jim Goodwin said the teen will undergo a mental health evaluation, and his home will be checked for weapons.

He has been charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor that could allow for his release with restrictions such as remaining at home. He was being held at a juvenile detention facility.

Police say the teenager told them the threats were meant only to cause alarm, and he didn't intend to carry them out.

Information from: Daily Courier,

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