Reported gun threat near Reynolds High School prompts extra police patrols

Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon
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Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 3:32 PM PDT
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TROUTDALE Ore. (KPTV) - Reports of a possible gun at a park outside Reynolds High School prompted police to assign extra patrols to the area temporarily on Tuesday.

According to Christina Kempster, a spokeswoman for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, police received a call around 12:55 p.m. that a group of teenagers were seen gathering in Columbia Park, which is just west of Reynolds High School.

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Another, secondhand report to staff at the high school said that one of the teens may have had a weapon.

Deputies arrived at the park and checked the area, but didn’t find any suspicious activity, according to Kempster. After the first call, there were no more reports in the area.

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Out of an abundance of caution, deputies were assigned to extra patrols in the area on and around the high school campus until after school is released in the afternoon.