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Nonprofit places 'love rocks' at Gresham HS entrance following shooting threat

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GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

Gresham High School students will look forward to a warm welcome as they walk into school Monday morning.

A local nonprofit placed dozens of rocks Sunday along the school's entrance, spelling out the words “U R LOVED.” 

According to their Facebook page, the so-called “love rocks” were placed around the school by Emilio Inc.

The nonprofit started back in 2014 when Reynolds High School student Emilio Hoffman was killed in a school shooting.

This gesture comes after a threatening message reading “School Shooting 9:00 a.m.” was found painted on a school wall Friday morning, which prompted a school lockout.

Emilio Inc. said signs of encouragement and support for students is necessary in terrifying situations like this.

Gresham police arrested 18-year-old Gregory Zambrano in connection to the threat. Police said he is not a student at the high school but is believed to have had a confrontation with a student. 

Zambrano faces charges of disorderly conduct. Police are still investigating the situation. 

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