UPDATE 8:45 A.M. Tuesday | Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop said Monday’s decision to “Shelter in Place” at the school came after a neighbor reported seeing “some kind of gun” being stuffed into the waistband of someone behind the school during the lunch break.
The witness gave a description of the person and the vehicle he had come from. Seattle police officers and school security officers recovered a pellet gun from one student, and the matter was turned over to school officials for discipline.
Students and faculty members at Ballard High School were “sheltered in place” at midday Monday after a report that a person was seen with a gun along Northwest 67th Street near the school.
A call came at 12:54 p.m. after a parent reported seeing a young man with a gun. It was not immediately known if the person was a student, according to Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
Shortly after 1 p.m., Witt said officers were at the scene and reported that no one has been injured and no shots were reported fired. The incident remains under investigation.