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Apr-11-2007 11:42printcomments

Teen Arrested in Gresham School Shooting

During the incident a parent of 15 year old Chad Antonio Escobedo called to say they believed Chad was responsible for the incident.

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(GRESHAM, Ore.) - Gresham Police Officers responded to Springwater Trail High School to a report of a sound of a gunshot Tuesday at 2:10 PM.

A window on the south side of the school had been shot out and a student reported to have minor lacerations from the glass when it shattered.

When police arrived they learned from a witness that a young male was seen leaving the scene shortly after.

Both the Springwater Trail High School and Hogan Cedars Elementary were placed in lock down. Gresham Barlow School representatives assisted with the lock down and later assisted police with evacuations.

During the incident a parent of 15 year old Chad Antonio Escobedo called to say they believed Chad was responsible for the incident. Police responded to his residence where he was detained for questioning.

Information was given by Chad Escobedo that he had left the weapon behind. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel were called in to conduct a search of the area around the school. The weapon was later located by police and identified as a .270 caliber rifle.

A total of 10 students suffered minor injuries from shards of glass. 2 of those students were transported to Mount Hood Medical Center for minor lacerations; the other 8 were treated by emergency medical personnel at the school. All students were evacuated by police and school officials and placed on school buses where they were met by parents at a designated location.

15 year old Chad Antonio Escobedo was transported to Donald E. Long and charged with 2 counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder.

Preliminary hearing is scheduled at 4:30 PM on April 12th 2007 at Donald E. Long Juvenile detention facility.




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