Monday, May 23, 2016

Hale Has Recorded Bomb Threat - Nothing Found, Everyone Safe

Hale was evacuated this morning when staff discovered a message on voicemail about a bomb threat.  The building was emptied and SPS came in with a dog to go thru every room.  Nothing was found.  And, unlike the last time, only Hale had such a message (last time there were at least three high schools involved.

I am told this is a growing trend at high schools around the country.  
Dear Nathan Hale families,

I wanted to inform you that our school received a “recorded bomb threat” this morning and all students and staff were evacuated from the building in order to complete a search of each room within the building. All students and staff are safe and it appears that this recording was a hoax. 

SPS security and Seattle police were also immediately notified and they responded immediately to Nathan Hale. A security sweep of every room in the school was conducted.  That sweep turned-up nothing suspicious. Seattle police are now investigating.
Please know that we take safety in our buildings very seriously; the well-being of our students is our top priority. We will continue to investigate to assure you that we are committed to doing everything we can to keep our students safe at school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to speak with parents and guardians directly.
Sincerely,
Jill Hudson
Nathan Hale Principal

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently Nathan Hale was part of a nationwide spate of bomb threat calls today.

EdVoter

Anonymous said...

Ugh. I wonder if it has anything to do with all the press about the gender neutral bathroom. I sure hope not.

HP