Washington Teens Open Fire On School

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Washington Teens Open Fire On School
Washington Teens Open Fire On School

Washington men allegedly opened fire on elementary school, bragged about it.

“They came back to the party shortly after midnight bragging that they had shot up Pinewood Elementary School,” Marysville police wrote in a probable cause statement released Friday.

Teven Callan, 18, and Samuel D. Olson, 19, on Friday appeared in Everett District Court, where Judge Anthony Howard found that police had reason to arrest them for investigation of first-degree malicious mischief, which is a felony. He set bail at $10,000 each, the amount requested by prosecutors.

More than 60 shots appear to have been fired at the school. Damage was estimated between $35,000 and $55,000.

Marysville police earlier said they believe the shooting spree was an act of vandalism and that no one had been a target of the gunfire.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are exploring the possibility that others might have been involved. A firearm was seized during the arrests, police said.

Security footage suggested the shots were fired from an inner courtyard between 11:55 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 12:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day, when people would have been lighting off fireworks, police said.

A neighbor heard an alarm going off around 1 a.m. at the school on 84th Street NE, found the damage and called police.

Four classroom buildings, as well as the library, office and gym, had damage to at least one window or door.

Bullet casings were found near the playground and a street light in the south parking lot was shot out.

Olson allegedly told police he took a gun from his father’s gun bag and both he and Callan fired it on the school grounds.

He also allegedly told a detective that they had been drinking alcohol before the shooting.

In asking for Callan’s release without bail, his court-appointed defense attorney said her client was a high school student and had no criminal history.

Marysville school officials are still gathering facts about the Pinewood vandalism. They said they couldn’t speak to specific allegations against an individual student.

However, in a case of vandalism, “the typical course of action would be some type of consequences,” said Jodi Runyon, a school district spokeswoman.

If the suspects are able to get bail, they will be prohibited from possessing any firearms as a condition of release.

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