Oregon High School student accused of school threat

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OREGON, Ill. (WTVO) — Oregon Police took a 15-year-old into custody on Wednesday, who was accused of alluding to a shooting at a school.

Students at David L. Rahn Jr. High in Mt. Morris notified school staff on Wednesday of the post discussed on Snapchat Tuesday night from an Oregon High School student.

The discussion alluded to a threat of a school shooting by the student.

Police say based on their investigation, there is not an immediate threat to students or staff.

The 15-year-old male student was taken into limited custody for the Offense of Disorderly Conduct and released into his parent’s custody.

The Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.

Police Chief Darin DeHann says, “We take these types of threats against the safety of our schools, staff, and students very seriously. I would like to commend the student(s) who had the courage to speak up and bring this to the attention of school staff so the issue could be safely resolved.”

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