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.