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NORTH BEND — The student who threatened North Bend Middle School with a school shooting has been identified.

According to a North Bend Police Department press release issued late Wednesday afternoon, the investigation led authorities to a 12-year-old girl who is a student at the middle school. Her name is being withheld because she is a minor. She was discovered through witness statements, surveillance video from the school hallway, handwriting comparison, and interviews.

"This afternoon, that girl was interviewed in the presence of her parent and confessed to writing the message on the bathroom stall wall," the release read. 

NBPD is working with the Coos County District Attorney, alongside mental health counselors, to determine the most appropriate course of action.

"The student has no access to weapons and her parents are cooperative in this process," the release said. "The student has reported that the threat was not credible, however, we are examining thoroughly to assure that is factual."

The North Bend School District is set to return to normal schedule for all schools Thursday morning.

"While NBPD has no indication that any other threat exists, we will continue to maintain an increased presence at our schools," the release said. "We know these situations cause uneasiness in our community and want you to know that we are committed to you and your children's safety."

The release thanked School Resource Officer Jason Griggs and detectives Buddy Young and Ryan Doyle who solved the case within 24 hours of it being reported.

Reporter Jillian Ward can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 235, or by email at jillian.ward@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JE_Wardwriter.

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