Portland boy accused of Internet shooting threat

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say a 17-year-old boy threatened a school shooting in an Internet post. Police say he wrote that he was going to shoot people at Wilson High School at noon Thursday.

A caller from Michigan reported seeing the post and the threat caused a stir in Long Beach, Calif., which also has a high school named Wilson. Long Beach investigators determined the post was linked to a southwest Portland address.

Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers met the boy Thursday and determined he did not have access to a gun and no students were ever in danger.

The boy remains in the custody of his parents. The case has been sent to juvenile court.

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