HERMISTON, Ore. - A Hermiston middle school boy was arrested Tuesday morning after a student overheard him saying he was going to “shoot somebody in the head,” according to a police statement.
The student who attends Armand Larive Middle School made the statement on campus during school. He was lodged at the Umatilla County Juvenile Department on suspicion of first-degree disorderly conduct.
Police later found the statement was made for attention and there was no actual threat.
“We take these types of statements extremely serious, and assume they are legitimate threats until we can prove otherwise,” Hermiston police wrote on Facebook. “The student is being held accountable for his statement, but there is nothing that indicates a threat to school safety.”
The student and his family were both fully cooperative in the investigation.
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