Roseburg Police personnel patrol the area around Joseph Lane Middle School and Geneva Academy in Roseburg in response to a report of three juveniles that made gun related threats at the middle school on Thursday.

Three students who falsely reported a potential shooting at Joseph Lane Middle School have been charged with first-degree disorderly conduct, according to the Roseburg Police Department.

On Jan. 17, police responded to the Roseburg school after the three students reported having contact with a group of people near the school’s track who were wearing masks, armed with a handgun and a rifle, and threatening to “shoot up the school.”

But after an investigation and several interviews with students and community witnesses, police said the entire incident had been fabricated.

On Thursday, police arrested two 12-year-old boys who attended the school and lodged them in the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center. A third student, an 11-year-old, was cited and released to his parents.

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