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
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
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
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.
Nathan Hale Principal