Students Who Reported False School Threat have been charged

Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/24/19 

On January 17th, 2019 Police Officers from several agencies responded to the report of a potential shooting threat at JoLane Middle School in Roseburg.  Several juveniles who attend school there reported having contact with a female and two males nearby at the school sports track.  Those students reported the female was armed with a handgun, and the males had rifles and were wearing masks and stated they were going to conduct a shooting at the school.  JoLane, as well as Geneva Academy, a private school near by, both placed their campuses on lockout while police checked the area for the potential suspects.  Officers from several agencies scoured the school and nearby neighborhoods looking for the potential suspects.  After about 1 hour, Officers learned the allegations were false, and both schools resumed normal activities.

During follow up interviews over the next several days with the students and some community witnesses, we found the incident was fabricated, and did not occur.  There were no firearms and no threats of violence toward the school.

On Thursday, January 24th, 2019 two 12 year old males who attend JoLane, and made the false report, were arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.  A third suspect, an 11 year old JoLane student, was cited and released to his parents on the same charge.