Students accused of plotting to harm teachers

EUGENE, Ore. - Police arrested 2 students accused of plotting to harm teachers after rumors of the plan reached an officer assigned to the school, Eugene Police said.

The male students were arrested at Willamette High School at around 1:15 p.m.

Police said one of the teens had two folding knives on him at the time of his arrest. The other had an "improvised knife."

A Eugene Police School Resource Team officer heard rumors around 10:45 a.m. that the duo planned to assault two teachers at the school.

The School Resource Team investigated the rumors and were able to develop more specific information leading to the identity of the two Willamette High School students, police said.

The two students were taken into custody on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Assault in the First Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.

They were booked into the Serbu Juvenile Justice Center.

Police have not released their identities or commented on a possible motive for the planned assault.