Teenager questioned after school shooting threats

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

NWCN.com

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:26 AM

PORTLAND – A teenager in Portland said on the Internet that he was going to shoot people at Woodrow Wilson High School in Southwest Portland at noon Thursday, police said.

Authorities got wind of the threat around 7 p.m. Wednesday after someone in Michigan reported seeing the posting on the website called 4chan.org, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.

Police collaborated with officials from the school and with the FBI to discover the identity of the person who they think made the threats, Simpson said.

Officers detained the 17-year-old suspected of making the threats early Thursday with the full cooperation of his family, Simpson said.

Police said he did not have any guns or access to guns and they do not think any students were ever at risk.

The 17-year-old was released to his parents. The case has been referred to juvenile court.

View screen shot of school shooting threat here. (Warning: posting contains graphic language that has been edited  by KGW).

Portland Police were asking parents to pay close attention to websites their children visit and to encourage and support them in reporting threats to police.

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