Multiple Keizer schools threatened, authorities say only 1 substantiated

An online threat to Claggett Creek Middle School over the weekend led to the arrest of a 13-year old male on Monday, but that threat was only one of multiple the Salem-Keizer Public Schools received for Keizer area schools.

On Saturday, Keizer Police were contacted by a parent whose daughter had seen a post on Instagram from an anonymous person threatening to shoot up Claggett Creek Middle School at a specific day and time.

Following the initial threat, the district “received reports or rumors of vague threats to several schools in the Keizer area,” they told parents in a message through Parentsquare.

KPD, working with the FBI and the district, were able to track down the source of the initial threat. The suspect, a 13-year old juvenile, was arrested for disorderly conduct at his Salem home at approximately 8:50 p.m. He was interviewed and processed at Keizer Police Department.

The district announced the arrest in a second message to families, and informed them that no other threats had been substantiated.

“We believe along with law enforcement that this threat led to the tumors and reports of other threats at Keizer area schools,” the message said.