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March 6, 2012 at 1:23 PM

UPDATE: Lockdowns lifted at 2 West Seattle schools

UPDATE AT 2:21 P.M.: The lockdowns at the two schools have been lifted and are now under a less-restrictive shelter-in-place status. The students will be released at the normal time, according to Seattle Public Schools.

Roxhill Elementary School has also been placed in shelter-in-place status.  The school was not placed under lockdown earlier, according to the district.

Essentially, a lockdown means students and staff are directed to the nearest room, where doors and windows are closed and locked, and blinds and drapes are closed. Shelter in place also involves locking doors, but students are allowed to enter and exit at doors that are monitored.

Police confirm shots were fired at Westwood Village, but no one was injured. Police are still sorting out what happened.

UPDATE AT 1:39 P.M.:  A police officer at the scene tells WestSeattleBlog.com that two of three suspects have been arrested.  The school lockdowns are standard procedure when schools are within blocks of an incident. Still no word of any injuries or confirmation that shots were indeed fired.

ORIGINAL POST: Our news partners at WestSeattleBlog.com are reporting two West Seattle schools are under lockdown after a report of shots fired. The schools are reportedly Denny and Chief Sealth.

According to the blog, “There’s no indication anyone has been shot – no medic calls, for example. Police describe the situation as ‘still fluid.’ ”

 

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