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Teen who made shooting threat at Newberg HS sentenced to correctional facility

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A 17-year-old who attempted to obtain a gun as part of a plan to "harm" students and staff at Newberg High School was sentenced to incarceration at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

The teen was sentenced on Friday after a judge found him guilty of two counts of attempted assault and one count attempted unlawful use of a weapon.

On March 3, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department was informed of a threat of violence against people at the high school. Investigators said the teen took "substantial steps" to obtain a firearm and compiled a list of supplies to accomplish his plan.

A probable cause affidavit states the teen wrote a list in his journal of the items that would be needed for the school shooting, including guns, masks, bombs, knives, chains and locks, as well as "lots of ammo."

The teen wrote that he wanted to "personally kill at least 100 people" and had a "growing obsession with shooting up my school," the affidavit states.

A trial began on April 26. Defense argued for the teen to be sent to an Oregon Youth Authority community treatment center, but a judge sentenced him to MacLaren.

The teen could remain at MacLaren up until, but not past, the age of 25. That will be up to youth offender/corrections administrators.

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