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March 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Report of strong odor forces Franklin High School evacuation

Update at 4:56 p.m.:| The SFD Haz Mat team did not detect any hazardous substance at Franklin High School. People are being allowed back in the building. Update at 4:17 p.m.:| Office staff smelled something strong and called the Seattle Fire Department at 3:11 p.m., according to district spokeswoman Teresa Wippel. Classes had already been let out, but…

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March 22, 2013 at 2:31 PM

2 Seattle Public Schools principals given excellence award

For the first time, two Seattle Public Schools principals will be honored for excellence with an award typically given to just one person each year. Mia Williams of Aki Kurose Middle School and Jennifer Wiley of Franklin High School were surprised with the announcement Friday afternoon. They each will be getting $50,000 for their schools as…

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March 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Teen arrested for allegedly bringing BB gun to Seattle school

A Franklin High School student who allegedly pulled out a BB-gun during a fight outside school was arrested and booked into King County Jail Wednesday. Seattle police say someone called 911 after seeing the teen pull the gun out of his backpack around noon. Officers and school security found the student outside the school and found…

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November 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Franklin High football coach arrested in attempted sex with 13-year-old

A football coach at Seattle’s Franklin High School was  arrested for allegedly attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. Assistant Chief Pat Lowery, of the Kent Police Department, said 35-year-old Omar P. Urrutia was charged with attempted rape of a child and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. The 13-year-old girl used her mother’s phone to…

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