On Tues., March 8, several students said they witnessed a shooting right outside the school at about 10 am. Apparently, the incident was not immediately reported to police.
There were no injuries, but two days later, shortly after 10 am on March 10, three men showed up at the school looking for two girls that had witnessed the shooting. The men ignored a security guard who insisted they leave, and instead, pushed by him in their attempts to confront the girls, before eventually being escorted out of the building.
What the cops had to say:
This guy attempted to intimidate a witness in one crime, and now he’s locked-up for another. Although direct witness intimidation attempts are few and far between, that result is actually not uncommon.
People should know that actual incidents of witness intimidation are extremely rare (despite how much it is over-hyped). This guy made himself out to be some super-hardcore tough guy, and in the end his grandmother made him turn himself in. That’s not uncommon either.Detective Witt added that “the South Precinct works in concert with Seattle Public Schools Security and the Seattle Parks department to ensure incidents like this are averted” by providing a high presence during lunch hours, after school and during special events.
I love that grandma who did the right thing for her grandson. Tough love works.