Giggling gaggle of trespassers trumped

Minta Christopherson

Police detained seven kids outside a Puget Sound area high school after Sonitrol Pacific detected them May 26.

A little before 3 a.m., monitoring operator Minta Christopherson received security alert activations from the main entry doors to the school and heard several people laughing and talking over the live audio security sensors. She called police.

Officers quickly arrived at the high school, found doors unlocked and seven kids in the parking lot.

The juveniles said they didn’t enter the school, but they pulled on the doors and some were unlocked. School district personnel and police officers documented the juveniles’ names. Police officers took the kids home to their parents.

No damage was done to the building thanks to early and verified detection of a threat.