PORTLAND, Ore. -- Five teenagers are facing criminal charges for their alleged role in vandalizing Roosevelt High School.
It happened in mid-October during a basketball tournament at the North Portland school. An emergency shower was activated in the new science wing. Water went flowing down three floors. The damage, cleanup and rebuild will cost $650,000.
“It’s very disappointing,” said director of risk management Joe Crelier.
Officers arrested five students at David Douglas High School. They are charged with criminal mischief and second-degree burglary.
“We’re very grateful for law enforcement and what they do for us,” said Crelier. “Always going to be bittersweet when someone that young made some bad choices.”
On Friday Portland Pubic Schools released security video of the five teenagers charged in the case running through the halls of the new school building the night the water damage occurred. KGW blurred their faces because they are school age. But their classmates at David Douglas High School are not amused by their fellow students' alleged actions.
"I just think it’s crazy that someone would do that-- it’s childish, maybe they didn’t think it would go too far but things happen, said Pablo Flores.