Community mourns death of Hermiston High senior

The Hermiston community is mourning the death of a senior at Hermiston High.

The Hermiston Police Department is handling the investigation of the death. Chief Jason Edmiston says they believe they know the cause of death, but to keep the family's privacy a priority, they are limiting the access of information until the county medical examiner evaluates the situation.

Officials believe this is an isolated incident and there is no indication of there being a threat to the public.

The school district released the following statement:

HERMISTON – The Hermiston School District learned of very sad news concerning a student. The Hermiston Police Department informed Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fred Maiocco of the death of Brok Palmer, a senior at Hermiston High. Brok leaves behind siblings at Desert View and Armand Larive. The school district will provide support for staff and students during this difficult time, at Hermiston High School and Armand Larive Middle School. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends affected by this tragedy.

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