Caldera High School Shooting – A video indicating a possible shooting at the Caldera High School during the lunch break was reportedly seen via social media pages prompting the arrest of two students.
Law enforcement agencies were alerted at about 12:20 p.m. by a community member on the Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch line to advise the video was circulating of a school shooting threat at Caldera, “The threat was specific to Caldera High School and had an intended target time of lunch,” the threat “was not related to the nationwide threats circulating via a TikTok post, but was said to have been a copycat inspired by the attention of the national ‘challenge,’” according to Lt. Juli McConkey.
“Once the post went live, numerous students reported the incident to Caldera High School staff and law enforcement, leading investigators to determine two juvenile Caldera students crated the post and “posted the live audio while on campus,” McConkey added.
The two students were located and searched, no weapons were found on them or anywhere on the campus, but they were taken into custody.
“As of this moment, there is no viable threat to the Caldera school community, and we do not have any outstanding suspects to interview,” McConkey said. She added that the case has been referred to the Deschutes County Juvenile Department for first-degree disorderly conduct for both juveniles, “School threats such as this will not be tolerated, Bend Police will continue to investigate these threats and hold the people responsible for the disruption.”
This story will be updated.