Recently, the police department from Yamhill County arrested a 17-year-old high school student from the Newberg High School. According to the police’s affidavits, the boy and his accomplices were planning to stage a school shooting which should have taken place in 70 days.
The teen from Yamhill County will now be on trial where he will face several charges including unlawful use of weapons and a first-degree attempted assault with a firearm.
According to the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, the 17-year-old boy from Yamhill was something of a kingpin. The boy, whose name was not disclosed to the press, together with a group of his friend, planned to commit a gun assault on their high school.
Even though the plan wasn’t supposed to start for another 70 days, the teen made of list of supplies, which he distributed to his band members. According to the police officers involved in this investigations, the list found on the boy contained the supplies needed to put the plan in motion, the names of those who were supposed to fetch the said supplies and the date when the plan was to be executed.
The police department has yet to discover the true motive behind the teen’s intentions. From what they’ve pieced together, it would seem that the team and his accomplices wanted to acquire several firearms in order to execute staff members and students.
Brad Berry, Yamhill’s District Attorney, declared that although these are the marking of an act of terrorism, the adolescent will the tried as a juvenile. If the allegations are found to be true, the teen’s sentence will either be sent to a correctional facility or sent home. Moreover, the Court is still pondering on the necessary steps that should be taken in order to rehabilitate the teen.
Although the investigation is almost wrapped up, the Newberg-Dundee police department still has some loose ends, most of them revolving on the teen’s accomplices.
In order to unveil all the facts, in this case, the police interviewed no less than 30 students, teachers, and counselors at the Newberg High School. From their testimonies, the police department discovered that two other students were part of the boy’s sinister plan.
Furthermore, upon further investigation, it would seem that the two students have broken their probation, and for that, they might face charges. According to the local police squad, after determining their relationship with the teen, the other students were taken into custody.
The Newberg-Dundee police department declared that the High School was very cooperative and that they encourage all the times proactive behavior when it comes to reporting disturbances of this nature.