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Vandals pour glitter, food, during Durham Elementary break in

TIGARD POLICE - Vandals made a mess of the Durham Elementary School cafeteria after breaking in on June 28, Tigard Police say.Tigard Police are conducting an investigation after someone broke into a Tigard-Tualatin elementary school last week.

According to police, someone triggered an alarm at Durham Elementary School, 7980 S.W. Durham Road, at about 1:40 p.m. on June 28.

The alarm was relayed to a private security company, which checked the building and found a door open.

According to Tigard Police spokesman Jim Wolf, the intruders spilled food in the cafeteria and poured glitter and other items on floors.

In a letter to families on June 30, the school’s principal Rhett Boudreau shared his suspicion that the culprits may have been children.

"This past Sunday, June 28th Durham Elementary was broken into and vandalized by what appears to be several young individuals," he wrote. "They made a significant mess, damaged property and goods as well as possibly stole some property. I would appreciate it if you would keep an ear open for conversations, most likely by kids who may have heard something, or may be telling others about what they did."

Tigard Police are asking for the public's help as well. In a statement, Tigard Police said officers would like to speak with anyone who observed any suspicious persons in the area of Durham Elementary School at the time of the break-in.

Tigard Police can be contacted at 503-718-2677.

TIGARD POLICE - Someone poured glitter on the floor of a Durham Elementary School classroom after breaking into the school on June 28.

By Geoff Pursinger
email: gpursinger@commnewspapers.com
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