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Eugene student arrested for making threat against teacher

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EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -

A high school freshman in Eugene was arrested after police said he made threats to harm a teacher and a class of students.

Eugene police responded to North Eugene High School at 8 a.m. Tuesday and removed the boy from campus. Investigators said he made a threatening Facebook post.

Police said the student did not have access to weapons, but the post was alarming enough to be reported and investigated. He is charged with disorderly conduct.

The boy was released to his family.

There have been reports of threats circulating at schools throughout the Portland metro area all week after the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. In each case, administrators said they have taken the threat seriously, but police have determined the threats were not credible.

Mountain View High School in Vancouver received a threat early Tuesday morning that circulated around social media sites, including Facebook.

Police again said there was no reason to believe it's credible, but they still worked to track down the source.

There was a heightened police presence at the school Tuesday, the last day before winter break.

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