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Man Arrested after Firing Shotgun to Scare Birds near Schools (Photo) - 04/15/19

On Monday, April 15, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of gunfire near Catlin Gable School located at 8825 SW Barnes Road. At approximately 12:16 p.m., a teacher at the school reported hearing a gunshot and saw someone run into a nearby home with a shotgun.

Catlin Gable School and nearby West Tualatin View Elementary School went into lockdown as a precaution.

Deputies responded to the school and quickly located a man fitting the description of the shooter.

The suspect told deputies he fired his shotgun one time to scare the crows off of his property.

Mark Waldo Mordini, 66, was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail on one charge of unlawful use of a weapon.

Both schools were in lockdown for less than ten minutes and no threat was found to the schools or surrounding neighborhoods.

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