Washington Middle School Locked Down Today
SEATTLE – Washington Middle School in Seattle was locked down Thursday afternoon after 911 received a cell phone call from a man threatening to kill children.
Seattle School District spokesperson Theresa Whipple says the caller did not specify a school, but a cell phone trace put the location of the call somewhere near Washington Middle School at 2101 S. Jackson Street.
As a precaution, the school doors were locked and the students were kept inside. Police armed with assault rifles then escorted children to their waiting school buses and parents.
"There have been threats here before where they've had the police come and we've had to wait about an hour to get the kids, but they never tell you the details," said parent Dominika Rosinski.Police are still looking for the suspect. They do not have a description but they do have the caller's cell phone information.
This seems to have happened at the end of the school day according to other news reports.
That must have been terribly scary for all involved. I hope they find this person and lock him up.