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April 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

UPDATE: Pellet gun recovered after Ballard High campus closure

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.

Earlier post:

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.

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