It was reported very early Wednesday morning that an expelled student may have brought a gun on campus the previous day. Law enforcement were called in to investigate the situation. Initial law enforcement reports indicated that this was only a rumor and unfounded. New information emerged late this afternoon, and it was discovered that this information was in fact true, the weapon was recovered, and the individual in question is in law enforcement custody.
If you have any questions or concerns about the situation, you can call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department or you can call me at 503-556-3777 X 264. This is still an ongoing investigation concerning a minor, so only limited information can be disclosed. Safety is of the UTMOST PRIORITY FOR THE RAINIER SCHOOL DISTRICT. This current information is posted on the District Website