Topic: Edmonds School District
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October 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM
UPDATE AT 2:25 P.M.: A judge this afternoon allowed the boy to be released to home detention pending the filing of criminal charges. He will be required to wear a GPS bracelet that will allow authorities to monitor his whereabouts.
The judge warned the boy if he tampers with the bracelet he will end up back in juvenile detention. The boy was also ordered to avoid unsupervised use of any home computers.
The boy’s parents attended the hearing, but declined to speak to the media.
Tomorrow is the deadline for filing charges
ORIGINAL POST: The 16-year-old Edmonds boy suspected of posting online threats against two high schools has been expelled from Edmonds-Woodway High School.
The teen was arrested yesterday at his Edmonds home for allegedly posting an online threat to open fire at Skyline High School, which prompted the closure of the school on Sept. 20. The boy, who attended Skyline between September 2010 and November 2011, is also suspected of posting a similar cyber threat in April against students at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood.
The teen was emergency expelled from his current school, Edmonds-Woodway High, on Tuesday, said DJ Jakala, spokeswoman for the Edmonds School District. Meadowdale High is also in the Edmonds School District.
Jakala said that the expulsion was “in the best interest of our student body.”
We’ve updated our story on the boy’s arrest to reflect the expulsion.
April 13, 2012 at 6:55 AM
UPDATE | 3:52 p.m.: Lynnwood police have released a bit more information about the threat that closed Meadowdale High School in the Edmonds School District today.
At about 9:30 Thursday night, Lynnwood police received information that somebody claiming to be a Meadowdale student was threatening, via the Internet, to bring a gun to school and shoot people, according to police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions.
The police received several more tips from across the U.S. from people who had seen the “single anonymous threat,” Sessions says in a news release. Police notified the school district and the decision was made to cancel school for the day.
Sessions said her department has reached out to federal agencies for help identifying the person behind the threats and continues to investigate. Anybody who has information about the case should contact Detective Scott Dilworth at 425-670-5619.
The Associated Press
Classes at a high school in Lynnwood have been canceled following threats to student safety.
The Edmonds School District said it received information from Lynnwood police late Thursday and decided to cancel classes Friday at Meadowdale High. Police say an Internet posting mentioned threats to students. Police are investigating to determine whether the threats were credible.
The school district notified families and staff of the closure via voicemail early Friday morning and said it would provide more information when it was available.
Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions would not discuss the nature of the threat other than to say, “The person indicated they wanted to harm students.” She said the department is not disclosing more information because the investigation is “active and ongoing.”
November 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM
Three people were injured this afternoon when a shotgun discharged during a dispute involving numerous people at a Lynnwood apartment complex.
The shooting prompted the brief lockdown of several nearby schools.
About a dozen people were involved in the dispute just after 1 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 5600 block of 168th Street Southwest, according to Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions. One person left and returned with a shotgun, she said.
Several people were apparently wrestling over the shotgun when it discharged, Sessions said, and two men and a woman were hit by pellets or shrapnel or both. The two 21-year-old men, one from Renton and the other from Lynnwood, were treated at the scene by Lynnwood Fire Department medics.
A 46-year-old Lynnwood woman was taken to Swedish Medical Center/Edmonds Campus with a leg wound, Sessions said. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
Another woman, a 43-year-old Lynnwood resident, was arrested and booked for investigation of first-degree assault in connection with the shooting, Sessions said. Several other people were detained and interviewed by police.
Sessions said the nature of the dispute was still under investigation, but it appears there had been an ongoing disagreement among a few people who live in the area.
As a precaution, the Edmonds School District placed Meadowdale elementary, middle and high schools and Beverly Elementary under lockdown. DJ Jakala, spokeswoman for the district, said the lockdowns were lifted around 1:45 p.m.
“Our knowledge from Lynnwood police was that it did not involve students,” Jakala said.
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