Portland principals look at post-game Friday fight

Grant vs Jefferson was played at Marshall High

Football, file. (Flickr Creative Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The principals of 2 Portland high schools said they will look into “reports of student altercations” about an hour after the Grant vs. Jefferson football game on September 22.

Principals Margaret Calvert of Jefferson High School and Carol Campbell of Grant High School sent a joint letter to the parents at each school about the confrontations that reportedly took place at or near a MAX station near Marshall High School, which is where the game was played.

The note said they “received no reports of problems” during or after the game.

Portland police told KOIN 6 News they responded to the Powell Boulevard MAX station around 10 p.m. Friday on reports of dozens of kids involved in a fight. When police arrived, many teens ran off.

But 2 juveniles were arrested and accused of assaulting a 21-year-old at the MAX station.

Some kids caught up in the situation ran to a nearby Burgerville for safety and waited for parents to pick them up, according to some of the Burgerville employees who spoke with KOIN 6 News.

School police will meet with Portland police and TriMet this week to make a plan to protect kids leaving from this MAX station in Southeast Portland after a game.