Man accused of flashing OR high school class

Man accused of flashing OR high school class

Man accused of flashing OR high school class

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by Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 11 at 1:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Officers arrested a man Tuesday morning after he exposed himself to a choir class full of high school students in Eugene, police said.

Christopher Lynn Vanorden, 33, walked into Willamette High School and sneaked into the class as students were showing up to school at 8 a.m., according to John Hankemeier with Eugene police.

When the teacher noticed Vanorden looked a little old to be in the class, and he wasn’t wearing an identification badge, she called him up to the front of the room.

Vanorden then exposed himself to the teacher as three students watched, Hankemeier said.

The teacher immediately kicked Vanorden out of the classroom. He was then confronted in front of the school by a campus administrator who called the cops.

Vanorden was arrested by Eugene police on public indecency, criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of minors and physical harassment charges.

The district made sure to call the parents of every student in the class and posted an alert on the Bethel School District’s website, said district spokesman Pat McGillivray.

“We have two campus monitors and four administrators who patrol the campus. This happened at the beginning of the day at passing time when doors are unlocked,” McGillivray said. “Students in the class were mostly concerned for the teacher.”

According to a public records search, Vanorden has a lengthy criminal history in Lane County, including assault, meth possession, unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal mischief charges. He also had a restraining order issued against him from an incident in 2011.

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