A student at Riverside Jr./Sr. High School was removed from class on Thursday following a report the student had brought a gun to school.
Principal David Norton immediately contacted law enforcement and removed the student from class, searched his belongings and no firearm was located on the student’s person nor in the school. There was no imminent threat to students or staff at any time, according to Morrow County School Superintendent Dirk Dirksen.
Dirksen said the Morrow County School District and law enforcement take this situation very seriously. The student has been removed from school, a threat assessment will be conducted and law enforcement will continue the investigation, said Dirksen.
Students, parents, staff and community members are encouraged to use SafeOregon, a statewide tip line for reporting student safety threats. The website is www.safeoregon.com.