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Suspect Arrested In Bomb Threat At Salem's McKay High School

Police say the threat was not a viable one and no explosive devices were found.

18-year old Mark Steven Gray
18-year old Mark Steven Gray was arrested for writing a note stating that a bomb would be planted at the school on February 8th. Photo: Salem Police

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police officers arrested an 18-year old McKay High School student today for leaving a note threatening to detonate a bomb in the school.

Lt. Dave Okada with Salem Police says Mark Steven Gray, a student at the school, was arrested for leaving a note in a bathroom on February 6th stating that a bomb was going to go off at McKay High School on February 8th.

The note was found written on a wall of a bathroom and was immediately reported to staff, who notified the school resource officer, according to Okada.

"The school resource officer began an investigation, and after contacting several students, arrested the suspect without further incident at the school on February 7th."

Okada says that at this time, it appears as though the threat was not a viable one and no explosive devices were found.

Gray was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and was transported to the Marion County Corrections Facility.

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papermate August 17, 2009 12:59 am (Pacific time)

what a dumb ass who wouldnt think in the fist place and by the fact being 18 u wouldnt get in trouble for writeing on the wall and saying that he would blow the school up with a bomb i also think the cops missed something.Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree have no idea what that means but they also shouldve said for profanity seriously dude wtf kind of idea is that even a fifth grader would know thats bad u might of not known that but look at it now you do congrats. jackass

carlos June 5, 2009 10:25 am (Pacific time)

this person is very stupid for what he was going to mentaly doo..

mark February 26, 2009 4:53 pm (Pacific time)

hi my name is mark stevem gray i feel bad about what i did if i would have knowen the trouble i caused everyone and myself i would not have done it at all

HAHA February 15, 2008 3:51 pm (Pacific time)

wow, i cant believe he's the one who did it??? what a loser, who writes that in a

Me February 12, 2008 10:16 pm (Pacific time)

wow he cried?!omg no way!?[[sarcastic]] Don't write stuff like that in a school and think you won't get caught!! ha funny picture, highlight of my day lol I'm glad McKay[also my school] takes out the bad kids giving bad rep there. GOOD JOB MCKAY STAFF AND SALEM POILCE!!:D

Lane February 10, 2008 12:44 am (Pacific time)

Kinda glad I was absent that day. Guy was stupid for what he did.

Paul February 8, 2008 4:10 pm (Pacific time)

Ha, he looks 15.

Doorag February 8, 2008 1:01 pm (Pacific time)

ROFL. kid got owned by one of his friends I bet. "HAY GUYZ I WROTED A BOMB THREAT ON TEH BATHROOM WALL LOLS" Hope the punk learns his lesson. McKay is bad enough.

S.G February 8, 2008 3:42 am (Pacific time)

Haha...looks like the kid wet himself...Good !! Little punks need to learn no one is feeling sorry for them , they need to get help .

WHAP February 7, 2008 8:38 pm (Pacific time)

The kid looks like he is ready to break out crying. Probably scared the bejesus out of him with the cuffs, back seat ride in the police car, booking, and about everything else the police to lay on his sorry head. Maybe he gets the lasting impression that turns the corner for him, or maybe he comes back with a fully loaded .45 and sprays the cafeteria with it. Time will tell.

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