WCSO: Man fires gun to scare birds at Catlin Gabel School
Two schools entered lockdown procedures after a man fired a shotgun in order to startle birds flocking on his nearby property, police say.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area around Catlin Gabel School, 8825 S.W. Barnes Road, around 12:16 p.m. on Monday, April 15 after a teacher reported hearing gunfire and seeing someone "run" into an adjacent home with a shotgun.
Catlin Gabel and nearby West Tualatin View Elementary School entered lockdown procedures as a precaution, according to a news release.
Officers soon arrested 66-year-old Mark Waldo Mordini on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon."The suspect told deputies he fired his shotgun one time to scare the crows off of his property," officers say.
Police say the lockdowns were lifted after less than 10 minutes.
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