Central Point School District #6

Press release regarding Crater threat

Central Point Police and District 6 issued the following joint press release this afternoon with an update on the threat at Crater:

The Central Point Police Department continued the investigation into social media posts that referenced a threat to Crater High School.  Police officers made direct contact with all parties involved and determined a threat had been made in a video gaming audio chat room. Officers were able to determine during the investigation that the threat was not credible.  Due to the alarm and impact to the community caused by the threat, the juvenile was lodged at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Facility for Disorderly Conduct I.

The Central Point Police Department and the Central Point School District take every threat to our schools seriously.  The safety and security of every student and staff member in our schools is our primary concern and we work together to ensure safe school campuses.

We want to thank the students for sharing the troubling information with the Police and School rather than disregarding the information as not being credible.  It is important to educated students that false information shared over social media and among peers could be alarming to the community and may have legal consequences.  If anyone has information regarding school safety concerns, please immediately call the Central Point Police Department at 541-664-5578. Remember, if you “see something, say something”.

Any further media inquiries should be directed to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.