Possibly Armed Subject Reported Near Creswell High School

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Creswell, Ore. – On 01/19/2023 at approximately 3:39pm, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received information from a Creswell School District employee that a person was laying in the grass near Creswell high school and possibly armed with a gun.

*UPDATE* 01/20/23

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The person involved in this incident has been identified as an elementary-aged child from the Creswell area. The child was determined to have been playing with a realistic looking toy gun when the incident was reported. Creswell School District staff have been in contact with the child’s family and there is no on-going threat to the public.

This information had been passed second-hand to the employee, who then reported it to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies quickly converged on the area and began searching for the involved person utilizing available resources to include a drone. The subject, described as a white male in his teens or early twenties, was observed wearing an orange hat, camo jacket, and black pants. He is thought to be about 5’05” tall with a medium build, and long dark hair. The weapon was described as possibly being a rifle.

Deputies reviewed surveillance video that shows a subject matching the suspect description walking onto and off of the campus. A weapon was not observed in the surveillance video. Deputies extensively searched the area and the subject was not located.

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News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2023 4:59 PM

Michael Weber
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