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Two suspended after threat at Adrian school

ADRIAN – The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a school threat last week in Adrian.

The sheriff’s office is considering whether to cite two eighth-grade boys with disorderly conduct. Both were suspended from school May 23. Casey Walker, a member of the Adrian School Board, said the two boys were overheard Tuesday afternoon making a threat that they would “spare no one.”

Kevin Purnell, superintendent of Adrian School District, said he learned of the threat at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and immediately notified the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office. Purnell said a student came home from school Tuesday and told a parent of the threat. The parent then called the elementary school. Students from first grade through eighth grade attend the elementary school. 

“I don’t know when the child got home from school and don’t . . .