It appears there were several schools with power outages this morning (and Cleveland was closed because of it) but the latest SPS tweet says power has been restored everywhere.
In some very sad news, an SPS student died after falling off a building at Seattle Central College on Saturday around 4 pm.
From the Seattle Police Department blotter:
The Seattle Police Department is conducting a death investigation
after a 16-year-old student died after falling from a balcony in the
Capitol Hill neighborhood on December 5th.
The department is aware of community concerns about the case and
Assistant Chief Robert Merner is personally supervising the matter.
As with all death investigations, we ask the community to be patient
and avoid jumping to conclusions while detectives conduct their work.
The King County Medical Examiner’s office will make a final determination as to the cause and manner of the young man’s death.
Police are asking anyone who may have additional information to contact investigators at (206) 233-5000.
Seattle Schools says the student was a junior at RBHS who was Somali. He was taking a couple of courses at RBHS as well as being a Running Start student at SCC. They will let the community know of any vigil or memorial events.
This originally came to light via the Capital Hill Seattle Blog where there seem to be mixed stories of what happened (and hence the SPD's plea to "avoid jumping to conclusions.)
It is unclear if he jumped, was pushed or accidentally fell.
There is a student at SCC who graduated from Hale who tweeted that this is a hate crime that happened because the student was Muslim and an immigrant.
The incident is still being investigated and we will let you know what the final conclusion is. Until then, condolences to the student's family, friends and school communities.