Christmas Eve school vandals caught

Chelsea Mitchell Arrests & Apprehensions

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Kris Etheridge, expert Sonitrol Pacific operator

Three suspected vandals of portable classrooms at a Puget Sound area middle school December 24 were caught thanks to audio security sensors monitored by Sonitrol Pacific.

Operator Kris Etheridge received an impact-activated audio alert from the school just before 4:00 a.m. and heard muffled bangs from two portable classrooms.  She continued to listen live to activity at the school and heard faint sounds of movement.  Etheridge immediately called Marysville Police.

Officers arrived at the school to discover the portable classrooms had been vandalized and took into custody the three juveniles suspected of being responsible for the damage.

According to a representative from the school district, the older of the three individuals was banned from all of the district’s schools and the other two can only be on the campus of the school where they are enrolled.