The West Linn-Wilsonville School District reported Friday afternoon that a former student entered Wilsonville High School, assaulted a student and then left the campus. Following the incident, Wilsonville police searched for the suspect for about an hour, found him hear his residence in Wilsonville and then transported him to the Clackamas County juvenile department.
The suspect was arrested on a fourth degree assault charge.
"School violence is not acceptable," Wilsonville Police Chief Rob Wurpes said. "We take these issues very seriously."
Wurpes and District Communications Director Andrew Kilstrom also said that the student who was assaulted suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
Following the incident, police instituted a lockout, which means that schools are locked but classes progress as usual, at both Wilsonville High and Boeckman Creek Primary School. However, the lockout was lifted at 1:50 p.m. and both schools were dismissed on time.
"We're thankful for the quick action of law enforcement and their direction during the process," Kilstrom said.
The Spokesman will provide updates as this story progresses.
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