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Five teens arrested for causing severe water damage at Roosevelt High School

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Surveillance image of students accused of flooding Roosevelt High School. (Image: Portland Public Schools/KPTV) Surveillance image of students accused of flooding Roosevelt High School. (Image: Portland Public Schools/KPTV)
Flood damage at Roosevelt High School. (Photo: Roosevelt High School) Flood damage at Roosevelt High School. (Photo: Roosevelt High School)
Flood damage at Roosevelt High School. (Photo: Roosevelt High School) Flood damage at Roosevelt High School. (Photo: Roosevelt High School)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Five teenage students were arrested at David Douglas High School for causing severe water damage at Roosevelt High School during a basketball tournament, according to police.

The flooding occurred on Oct. 15. It began on the second floor where an emergency eye wash shower was left running in a science room.

Administrators said six classrooms and three offices sustained damage.

Computers and personal property belonging to teachers and students were also damaged, along with an elevator.

Police said five teens were arrested at David Douglas High School on Oct. 26. The boys, who are between 15 and 17 years old, were arrested on charges of criminal mischief and second-degree burglary.

"This is officially a police matter and our focus remains on completing the repairs to these brand new spaces so we can welcome students back into these classrooms," according to a statement from Portland Public Schools.

Temporary classrooms have been utilized during repairs.

Damages were estimated to be hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

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