Girl tells Ore. school staffer of bomb; none found



IRRIGON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore in Eastern Oregon told a staff member she’d planted a bomb in a restroom, but after the school was emptied, a search determined that she hadn’t.

The East Oregonian ( ) quotes Morrow County Sheriff Ken Matlack as saying it was “just a student saying stuff that she shouldn’t have said.”

Authorities at the Irrigon school pulled the fire alarm shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, reasoning that a fire drill was the easiest way to evacuate the building that held about 340 junior and senior high school students.

Matlack says officers reviewed the girl’s movements on a video recording system, and both deputies and a State Police bomb squad searched the building.

The girl was charged with disorderly conduct and held for a court appearance Thursday.


Information from: East Oregonian,