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Stolen Calculators, A Search Warrant And 2 Varying Memories Of What Happened

Greg McKelvey says his interactions with Andrew Halbert, a police officer at his Oregon high school, traumatized him. Eight years on, McKelvey's tweets led them to reflect on their shared experiences.
Greg McKelvey works as director of advocacy for a nonprofit. Source: Courtesy of Greg McKelvey

This story is part of our ongoing "Missed Connections" series, and it begins at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore.

Greg McKelvey says the day he crossed paths with police officer Andrew Halbert eight years ago left him deeply affected him. This month, McKelvey reflected on the incident in a Twitter thread went viral.

In 2010, Greg McKelvey was a junior at the school. He remembers: "When I was in high school the police officer that was stationed in my school oftentimes called

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