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Dec. 8, 2023

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Voyeurism suspected at Alki Middle School in Vancouver

Staff closed locker rooms due to suspicions

By , Columbian Editor

Clark County sheriff’s deputies say they are investigating a possibility that a Vancouver Public Schools employee videotaped girls in a locker room at Alki Middle School, 1800 N.E. Bliss Road.

The investigation was launched Wednesday morning after school staff became suspicious and closed the locker rooms at the school, which serves the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

School officials identified a suspect who is employed by the district. By the time deputies arrived, the employee had left the school. Deputies went to the employee’s house, obtained search warrants and were conducting a search Wednesday evening, according to a news release. Locker rooms and other areas at the middle school were also being searched.

The employee, who had not been arrested as of Wednesday evening, was not cooperating with investigators, according to the sheriff’s office.

School staff have cooperated with detectives and have notified parents of affected children, according to the sheriff’s office.

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