Sheriff: Police presence Friday at South Umpqua High School following non-specific threat

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TRI CITY, Ore. -- Deputies responded to South Umpqua High School Thursday (April 19) to investigate reported vandalism with non-specific graffiti on a girls bathroom wall that made reference to a threat against the school "on Friday, April 20, 2018," Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Thursday evening.

Deputies responded and are conducting a criminal investigation in cooperation with the school district.

"Several interviews were conducted and at this time the Sheriff's Office does not feel there is a credible threat," authorities said. "However, an increased law enforcement presence will be observed on the school campus on Friday."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 or by email at

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