Shooting threats made at Grants Pass middle school

Grants Pass, Ore. — A 13-year-old boy made threats to shoot up a Grants Pass middle school on Wednesday, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS). Officers responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. at North Middle School for a student heard to be making verbal threats of violence.

According to GPDPS, the 13-year-old was making threats to shoot up the school, and that’s when other students made school officials aware. GPDPS arrested the boy and lodged him at the Josephine County Juvenile Detention Center on disorderly conduct charges.

GPDPS is reminding the public, it takes any threats of violence in schools seriously. Anyone making threats will face the appropriate consequences. The agency is also encouraging anyone who overhears threats, to report it immediately.

NBC5 News reporter, weather forecaster, anchor Nikki Torres graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Strategic Communication from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

She also received a minor in Business Administration from the Washington State University Carson College of Business. Prior to coming to NBC5, Nikki was an intern at KHQ Local News, the NBC affiliate in Spokane.

She comes to Southern Oregon from the state of Washington, where she grew up just south of Seattle. She loves running, exploring the Pacific Northwest, watching a good football game and spending time with her dog, Gisele. True to her roots, Nikki is a proud WSU Cougar fan and loyal Seahawks fan.

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