LaPine student detained over school threat

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 5 at 2:44 PM

LA PINE, Ore. -- Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been detained on suspicion of posting a threat on social media to shoot other students at La Pine High School.

The Deschutes County sheriff's office says the 17-year-old boy was picked up before classes began Monday. Officials say the high school is secure and holding classes as usual.

The sheriff's office said that despite a social media post about bringing a gun to school and shooting students, an investigation so far hasn't shown the student took "any substantial step" to carry out the threat.

A statement from the sheriff's department says deputies are questioning a second 17-year-old boy who isn't considered a suspect but does have information.

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