Boardman student taken to juvenile detention center for alleged school shooting threat

Boardman, Moses Lake, Grant County, Richland

BOARDMAN, Ore. — School leaders, police and deputies in Morrow County went on high alert on Friday morning when they received information about a potential shooting threat against Boardman schools. It has since been determined that this was not a viable threat, allowing operations to resume as normal.

According to the Boardman Police Department, a school resource was alerted to the threat around 7:20 a.m. on June 3, 2022. All three schools under the jurisdiction of the Morrow County School District initiated a secure protocol—meaning no one was allowed into the facility, but school activity resumed as usual on the inside.

Police investigators learned that the suspect was not at school, so they visited their listed residence and made contact with a student and parent. During this investigation, they detained the student and brought this individual to the Boardman Police Department.

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The student, whose identity is not being revealed at this time, was later transported to a juvenile facility for disorderly conduct to the first degree. Once the suspect was in custody, the secure protocol was lifted. This was completed by 7:50 a.m. on June 3—meaning most of the school day was unaffected.

While the investigation is ongoing, Boardman police offered thanks to its colleagues in the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Morrow School District for swift cooperation. Specific credit was given to the school resource officer who played a major factor in securing the Boardman schools.

This is a developing news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed.

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