Ore. teen arrested in ‘destructive device’ threat

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they arrested a 17-year-old West Albany High School student at his home on Thursday after receiving information he planned to detonate a “destructive device” at a school.

Albany police say they found evidence of a device at a different residence that was “associated with” the teenager. Police said he was arrested on a charge with possession of a destructive device.

In a statement, the police didn’t further describe the device. The statement said only that a bomb squad “ensured safe removal of items.”

Albany schools had already been scheduled to be closed Friday.

Police say they conducted an initial sweep of West Albany High School on Thursday and planned to search the school further with a bomb-detecting dog over the weekend.