Here’s a bit of what happened (which is not all that fascinating), as explained by reporter Liz Duffy:
Around 8:30 Monday morning, Portland police responded to a call about a man dressed in a trench coat who walked into Grant High School with a “police-style baton.”
Two squad cars and a conversation with a site supervisor later, police found that the man, in fact, was a staff member of a superhero-themed summer camp with Trackers Earth and the baton he was wielding was foam.
Read the rest here. And remember, hard as it is to believe: Sometimes a man near a school is just a man near a school.