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Two arrested after threatening Naselle school staff


October 11, 2018

Two students at Naselle High School were taken into custody on Tuesday, October 2, and transported to Junction City Juvenile Detention Facility after specific threats were made against staff members and law enforcement.

Investigation is ongoing and the suspects are awaiting charges from the Pacific County Prosecutor’s Office.

Names have been withheld because the suspects are juveniles.

“It’s been a challenging couple weeks,” Superintendent Lisa Nelson said. “There are a few things we have learned from the situation. One, we are glad we practice various safety drills so when the time comes, we can be more prepared. Two, circumstances like this certainly up our level of vigilance and cause us to examine existing practices.

“I would like to thank our staff for its quick call to action and for those who report situations whether they are unsure whether the comments are of serious nature or made in jest,” Nelson added. “One thing everyone can learn from this is that if comments are made that seem threatening, we will treat them as serious and take appropriate action. Law enforcement will be notified. We will do whatever it takes to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.

“We really appreciate our partnerships with local law enforcement,” she said. “They were a tremendous asset in taking action and also debriefing with our student body. I cannot thank them enough.”


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