From KING-5: apparently a drunk man wandered into Salmon Bay on Monday, January 6th and was found (not sure by whom) in a bathroom. He had entered via a door that is left open longer for students using wheelchairs. All the rooms were secured and the man taken away by police/paramedics. From the letter to parents:
"At approximately 9:30 a.m., a transient man entered our building and
attempted to take shelter in a boy's bathroom. We immediately called
911 and the district security officers, and teachers were notified to
keep all students and guests in their classrooms. Upon the arrival of
police and paramedics, the man - who was very intoxicated but
non-confrontational - left the building."
The district says it will be reviewing procedures to ensure the school
can balance the need to maintain access for students with disabilities
while also ensuring the security of the building.
KING 5 also spoke to one parent, who was volunteering inside the school
when the security scare took place. He said the staff remained calm
throughout the 28-minute ordeal, and was happy with how it was handled.
Also, I know the first local Charter Application Forum was packed last night and Dora Taylor at Seattle Education blog was there and will have a wrap-up of the event.
Want to know if there might be continued growth in Seattle Schools? My Ballard blog is reporting that Swedish in Ballard delivered over 1,000 babies last year. First Hill Swedish delivered over 5600.
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