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The Today File

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October 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Ballard High School ‘shelters in place’ after gunshots heard

After a report of shots fired in the neighborhood, Ballard High School went briefly into “shelter in place” mode Friday morning, locking the doors and stationing a person just inside, said Stacy Howard, spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools.

Seattle police investigated and found no cause for concern, she said.

“Unfortunately, this has happened a lot lately in all parts of the city,” Howard said.

When shots are reported around a school, the principal generally decides what precautions to take, she said.

“Shelter in place” is less drastic than a lock-down, during which shades are drawn and students and staff take cover.

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