Update at 12:34 p.m.: Seattle Public Schools says the shelter-in-place pracuations have been lifted at Bryant, Eckstein, View Ridge, Wedgwood and Thornton Creek schools.
Original post: Seattle police are searching for a bank robber believed to be armed, prompting several Wedgwood-area schools to go on alert.
The robbery was reported near the 7500 block of 35th Avenue Northeast. The robber is described as white, in his 50s and about 5-feet-3. He was wearing a denim jacket and jeans and a black jacket, police say in a tweet.
Police say he may be armed.
Seattle Public Schools says the follow schools have been placed in shelter-in-place mode: Eckstein Middle and Bryant, Thornton Creek, View Ridge and Wedgwood elementaries.
Shelter-in-place calls for schools to lock the doors and station a person just inside. It is less drastic than a lock-down, during which shades are drawn and students and staff take cover.
This post will be updated.