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Ontario High School sophomore to be appear in court to face charge in threat

An Ontario High School student will appear in Malheur County Juvenile Court Thursday in connection to an threat of violence discovered on Thursday, March 1. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – A 15-year-old Ontario High School student will be arraigned in Malheur County Juvenile Court Thursday at 9 a.m. on a charge of disorderly conduct in connection with a report he planned a violent act at the school last week.

Police and school officials said the sophomore was overheard making threats against other students and a notebook found in the student’s backpack contained a threat to blow up the school.

Cal Kunz, Ontario police chief, said a school resource officer investigated after another student tipped school authorities. The officer