Bulletin Staff Report

A 21-year-old Bend man was arrested for allegedly threatening Bend High School students and staff Thursday morning.

At 8:15 a.m., the Bend Police Department received a report from the manager of social media platform MeetMe that an adult male on the app had made a threat to the school.

“He said that he was going to shoot at the high school,” said Lt. Juli McKonkey, public information officer for the department. Nobody was specifically identified in the message, she said.

Several Bend police officers monitored the school Thursday morning while police located the suspect, William Wight, at his home.

A shotgun was seized during the arrest. Police believe Wight, who is not a student at Bend-La Pine Schools, acted alone when he made the social media post.

He appears to have no affiliation with the school district, and is not believed to have ever been present at Bend High School, according to police.

Wight was arrested on suspicion of first-degree disorderly conduct, unlawful use of weapon and menacing.

He was expected to be taken to St. Charles Bend for evaluation. According to Oregon court records, he has no criminal history in the state.

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