Lakeview High School Shooting Threat
On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at approximately 11:00 PM, several students from Lakeview High School received a threat via social media stating, “Monday, September 23 2019 me and my fellow friends will be shooting up your school be prepared to be in a blood bath WE WANT THESE PEOPLE”
In addition to this message was a list of seven (7) students who were specifically named.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and an investigation was initiated. The initial investigation led to several persons of interest, one who is not a student at Lakeview High School. In cooperation with Detectives of the Oregon State Police, interviews were conducted which resulted in an admission by a thirteen (13) year old female.
On September 25, 2019, the youth was taken into custody. The youth’s admission did not reveal a motive to her actions other than she, “wanted to see what would happen.” The youth has been charged with Disorderly Conduct and Harassment and has been removed from the community and lodged at the Klamath County Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation has explored the possibility the youth acted in concert with others, however it is believed she acted alone.
This incident has been expeditiously addressed and has defused any threat to students and faculty of the Lake County School District #7 and the community at large.
A coordinated effort by Community Partners and citizens of Lake County resulted in a safe and positive resolution to a potentially volatile incident.