E. Oregon Students Arrested After Threats


Two Eastern Oregon high school students are in juvenile custody and are currently being held on charges of conspiracy to commit murder after an alleged threat against students at La Grande High School, according to a story in the La Grande Observer.

According to the story, La Grande Police Department Chief Brian Harvey said the department received second-hand information from LHS staff Monday night regarding students who discussed potentially harming others at LHS.

“We go through an exhaustive process to see if it’s credible,” Harvey said. “We started working (Tuesday) morning, and based on that investigation, these two youth had talked about doing a Columbine-type of attack on the school with specific people targeted.”

According to the Observer, Harvey said the parents of the youth were fully cooperating with the investigation. Harvey stated the Union County Sheriff’s Office has also been providing extra security at the high school during the investigation. LGPD will release more information as it becomes available.

For the full story, visit the La Grande Observer website.