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No Risk to Reiche Students in Grounds Search

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No Risk to Reiche Students in Grounds Search
Posted on 10/15/2021
This is the image for the news article titled No Risk to Reiche Students in Grounds SearchThe playground at Reiche Community School was temporarily closed this morning, Friday, Oct. 15, as Portland police investigated a report of an overnight shooting near the school. This incident did not involve any students or staff.

Students were directed to enter the building on Clark Street to allow police to conduct the playground search. Police concluded the search of school grounds about 15 minutes before school started at 9 a.m. At no time were the students at risk, Reiche leadership said.

Portland police thanked the school for allowing them the space to do their work.

Portland Police Detective Jeff Druan sent this message to Reiche leaders: "We appreciate all your assistance in diverting people to use one or two entrances so we could give the K-9 team the best chance of success.  We understand morning drop-off is not the ideal time for police to be walking around the grounds and I know a lot of parents had questions...[but] we would always rather be safe than sorry."