Safety Announcement from Sheriff—March 5, 2023

Posted on 03/05/2023
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On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Aumsville Police Department after they received a tip that a student had threatened over text message to take a gun to Cascade Junior High School. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office worked closely with officials from the Cascade School District to identify the involved students and were able to determine the source of the threat.


An 11-year-old male was arrested Sunday afternoon at his residence and is being charged with Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. No weapons were found in the juvenile’s possession. He was taken to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. A second juvenile, a 12-year-old male, was issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and released to his parents. A safety plan is in place for both individuals. In accordance with school policy and state law, we will not be releasing the names of the students, who are minors. 


Enforcement Commander Jeff Stutrud stated, “We want to thank the community member who brought the information about the threat to local law enforcement. We are committed to doing our part to maintain a safe environment for students at schools throughout Marion County. We appreciate the positive working relationship we have with the Cascade School District and Aumsville Police Department which allowed us to quickly and thoroughly investigate the threat.”

We are grateful for the excellent work law enforcement does to keep our schools safe; it is a strong partnership. Authorities are confident that now there is no threat to the safety of our students or staff. School will happen as usual on Monday. 

We are also grateful for the person who made the report of the threat, and remind everyone about the importance of coming forward when seeing or hearing about threatening behavior in our schools: if you see something, say something. Anonymous reports can be made through SafeOregon’s website, by texting or calling 844-472-3367, sending an email to [email protected], or using the SafeOregon app on your phone.

School Counselors will be available to process with any students who have concerns brought up by this situation. We want to always keep our community informed when situations like this arise. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.