Pleasant View students sent home as a precaution after bullet found

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Students and staff at Pleasant View Alternative School were sent home this morning (Nov. 6) as a precautionary measure after a custodian found the front door had a bullet hole in it, and a bullet was found lodged inside a rear door down the hall. No one was in the building when the incident occurred, and there were no injuries.

A Pleasant View custodian arrived at the school on rural Pleasant View Road at around 5:30 a.m. and found the bullet hole in the front door of the building. The bullet apparently ricocheted off of a plexi-glass bulletin board in the hallway, and then lodged itself in the building’s rear door. Pleasant View Principal Suzy Mayes said the incident had to have occurred overnight because she left the school at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and nothing had occurred.

Students and staff were sent home as a precautionary measure since Pleasant View administrators are not yet clear on the circumstances surrounding the incident, as well as to allow law enforcement to conduct their investigation uninterrupted. The school is working with Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office on the incident, who are also reviewing security camera footage. Mayes has also been in contact with Milton-Freewater Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Rob Clark.

Pleasant View administrators have cancelled classes for students for the remainder of the week. Pleasant View students do not have school on Fridays, and Monday is a holiday.

Pleasant View is operated in the Milton-Freewater Unified School District through a consortium with the InterMountain Education Service District, which runs programs and staffs the school.