Ridgefield High School student assaulted at RORC


A student from Ridgefield High School was assaulted and sustained serious injuries while walking across the parking lot at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex at 3101 S. Hillhurst Road shortly after school let out at approximately 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. 

A news release from the City of Ridgefield stated the student was transported by ambulance to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Ridgefield Police Department responded to the incident and is investigating.

The suspect has been described as a man in his early 20s with a medium build. The release stated the man is associated with an older four-door silver sedan with Oregon plates. A second subject, whose description is unknown, was in the passenger seat of the suspect vehicle at the time of the assault, according to the release. 

“While the investigation is ongoing, the Ridgefield Police Department believes this was an isolated, targeted incident between individuals, and this is no ongoing threat to the community,” stated the release. 

The police department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects involved. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information regarding the people or the vehicle involved are asked to contact officer Alex Martinez by phone at 360-887-3556 or by email at alex.martinez@ridgefieldwa.us.