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It Happened In Grand

Senior pranksters vandalize school, are identified

Law enforcement responded to a fire alarm at Middle Park High School around 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, and found the building had been vandalized in an apparent senior prank. Granby Police Chief Bill Housley said a group of seven young men had filled the hallways with plastic cups filled with water, and set off five fire extinguishers, which triggered the fire alarm. They had also painted “14” on the side of the school and glued some lockers shut. Law enforcement was able to identify the group using security cameras and other surveillance equipment. Housley said the group used a key to access the school. The police department will complete its investigation and then turn it over to the district attorney’s office for any possible prosecution.

“We’ve spoken to almost all of them at this point, and to their credit, they are very contrite and, I think, remorseful for what they did,” Housley said.

Rafter rescued

A 21-year-old woman from Littleton, Colo., was rescued near the Yarmony Rapid on the Colorado River around 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. The woman had fallen from a raft and became stuck on the south side of the river. Grand County Search and Rescue attempted to rescue the woman Wednesday night, but they were unable to locate her. Rescuers located her in the morning, June 5, stuck on a cliffside.

“She had just gotten into a situation where she couldn’t climb up and couldn’t climb down,” said Rod Johnson, Grand County Sheriff.

Search and rescue performed a high angle rope rescue, safely bringing the woman back down. The woman was uninjured and continued her journey in another raft toward Rancho Del Rio, Johnson said.

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