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February 25, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Shoreline school locked down after receiving threats

An elementary school in Shoreline was on modified lockdown this morning after receiving threatening emails.

Ridgecrest Elementary, 16516 10th Ave. N.E., received the threats from an anonymous sender on Sunday, Monday and today, said King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

West declined to describe the nature of the threats.

She said a sheriff’s office bomb K-9 has searched the school.

“The school is on a modified lockdown for cautionary reasons. They’re having recess indoors,” West said.

Ridgecrest Principal Dr. Sue McPeak sent an email alerting families to the situation:

Dear Ridgecrest Families:

I want to provide you with additional information related to electronic communication received by a few Ridgecrest staff.

These staff members received anonymous, threatening emails since Sunday. We took this very seriously and reported the emails to Shoreline Police and to the District office.

The Shoreline Police and the King County Sheriff’s office are now investigating these emails and as a precaution officers will be continuing their presence at our school again today.
 They are sweeping the building with a trained dog and will be visible on our campus. We will again secure our exterior doors and keep students inside at recess today.

The police and I want to reassure you that we continue to believe Ridgecrest is a safe place. The safety of our students is a priority for all of us at all times. The District and the police will communicate further information as it becomes available.

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