A gun found at McNary High School in November was stolen, police said Tuesday, but officers aren’t saying whether they know who brought it on campus.
The agency released information Tuesday indicating the gun was reported stolen a day after it was reported found, alongside ammunition, at the high school.
Anyone with information, particularly students wishing to remain confidential, are encouraged to call 503-856-3529.
On Monday, November 8, a physical education teacher found a 9-millimeter Taurus handgun inside backpack that was in a lost-and-found bin, along with two fully-loaded clips and a box of ammunition.
Police aren’t aware of any threats associated with the handgun, Keizer Police Capt. Jeff Kuhns said.
Kuhns, the agency’s public information officer, said detectives are still waiting on reports from the Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory. He said detectives are focusing on the theft of the handgun, people with opportunity to steal it, and its “subsequent discovery at McNary High School three days later.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, a handgun was reported stolen from the 5300 block of River Road N., and officers concluded the stolen gun was the one found at the school.
The theft victim, Oscar Davila, reported he thought it was stolen between noon and 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, as it sat in an unlocked car. The victim, along with his 15-year-old son – who had stayed home from school that day – were moving from an apartment complex in the 5300 block of River Road N. to a home in the 900 block of Sagrada Circle NE. Both are within a half-mile of the high school.
The victim, along with his son and others, have been interviewed and have cooperated fully, police said. No arrests have been made.
The department is “continu(ing) to investigate why it was brought into the school and left in the lost and found bin.”
Anyone with questions can call Kuhns or Det. Vaughn Edsall at 503-390-3713.