Vandals caught with loaded gun at Grant High School
Police have arrested three young people after they were allegedly caught vandalizing the site temporarily serving as Grant High School.
Security guards told police they heard voices coming from inside the building after the alarm was tripped at the Marshall campus, 3905 S.E. 91st Avenue, around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20.
Police say they surrounded the building and deployed a K9 unit during the burglary investigation. The three juveniles scrambled from the facility and were taken into custody by surrounding officers, according to a news release.
Police say one of the juveniles had a loaded firearm that had previously been reported stolen inside a backpack.
"Officers also located vandalism, including a broken window and paint that had been applied to the walls, lockers and floors of the school," a police spokesman wrote.
The school-age suspects are facing charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree receiving stolen property and possession of a loaded firearm in public.
Students were relocated from the regular Grant High School last year in order for a modernization construction project to begin.
The Tribune is not providing the identities of the people involved in this case due to their young age. The three young people were taken to Donald E. Long juvenile jail in North Portland, police say.
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