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Nyssa police, school leaders react quickly to tip about violence

NYSSA - Police investigated reports at Nyssa High School last week that a student threatened to bring a rifle to school and shoot it up. They determined there was no threat.

The tip came last Wednesday, the same day a student went on a shooting rampage 3,000 miles away at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He killed 17 people.

The Nyssa incident began at about 1 p.m. when a student tipped a police officer assigned to the schools that a classmate had a “hit list” and planned a violent act.

According to Nyssa Police Chief Ray Rau, his officer contacted Jana Iverson, Nyssa School District superintendent, and the student was brought in for questioning. The student’s parent was present as well.

“A student thought he heard the kid say he was going to bring . . .