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Category: Education
October 31, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Skagit County woman arrested after text threat to SPU student

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. | The Associated Press Seattle police say a threatening text message that set off a brief lockdown at the Seattle Pacific University campus has led to a woman’s arrest. Detective Drew Fowler says an SPU student received the message from a former girlfriend, who reportedly said she would kill him and his friends. The lockdown…


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October 28, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Principal of Seattle school placed on leave after Molotov cocktail scare

The principal at the Seattle high school where a student was arrested for allegedly bringing an incendiary device to school has been placed on leave pending the outcome of a district investigation. Seattle Public Schools announced Tuesday that Oksana Britsova, principal at The Center School, is on paid administrative leave. BiHoa Caldwell, a retired principal, will work as…


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October 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Tacoma teens charged with ‘funny’ school-shooting threats

Two Franklin Pierce High School students were arrested and charged with felony harassment for making threats in two separate incidents on Monday, according to school officials and prosecutors. Willie Painter, a spokesman for the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, said the first arrest occurred during the school day when two students were allegedly overheard making…


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October 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Threat to Marysville-area school deemed not credible

An online threat made against a school on the Tulalip Reservation has been deemed not credible, a spokeswoman for the Tulalip Tribes said Tuesday morning. Tribal police are investigating the online threat made against Heritage High School, said a spokesman for the Marysville School District. There have been media reports of a lockdown or a modified lockdown, but spokesman Aaron Toso said the school…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Marysville Pilchuck High School, online threat, school shooting

October 27, 2014 at 7:11 PM

$10,000 in instruments, electronics stolen from Puyallup school

The Associated Press PUYALLUP — The principal of a school in Puyallup says thieves have stolen $10,000 worth of musical instruments and electronics. Principal Craig Mattson of Northwest Christian School says a look at surveillance video of the thieves loading the items into an older white pickup brought him up short. KING 5 reports that the principal…


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October 27, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Sheriff: Marysville shooter arranged meeting with victims

Freshman Jaylen Fryberg texted five classmates to meet for lunch Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School before shooting them, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said during a news conference Monday in Everett. Trenary said once the five were seated at a table in the cafeteria, Fryberg opened fire with a handgun, killing two and wounding three others before taking his own life. Trenary said the .40-caliber Beretta handgun was legally purchased, registered…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Marysville Pilchuck High School, shooting

October 27, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Shooting threat made at Green River Community College

Update at 12:31 p.m.: Auburn police expect to complete their search of the campus in an hour or so. So far, the person responsible for the threat has not been found. Original post: Green River Community College has been placed under lockdown while Auburn police investigate a threat made against the school. Auburn police said at 10:15 a.m….


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October 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Seattle teen arrested after bringing Molotov cocktail to school

Update at 12:45 p.m.: The search for explosive devices at the Seattle Center Armory building is over and the building is again open to the public, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives are still investigating the incident but police say they will book the 16-year-old suspect into the King County Youth Service Center for possession of an…


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October 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Police investigating reported sexual assault at Juanita High

Four underclassmen at Juanita High School were arrested and “emergency expelled” from the school Thursday while Kirkland police investigate a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old, male student in the school locker room. KING5 has identified the victim as a special-education student and says the younger students were jabbing him with a broom. According to a news release…


Comments | More in Education, General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bullying, Juanita High School, Kirkland

October 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

2 dead, 4 wounded in shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

UPDATED STORY AND ADDITIONAL COVERAGE AT 10:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Popular student’s deadly attack stuns school and community   EARLIER POST Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Police said a girl was killed and two other girls and two…


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