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December 18, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seattle police arrest 2 armed-robbery suspects after standoff near Bitter Lake

UPDATE: Friday, 6:40 a.m. | Two felony suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested after a seven-hour standoff in the Broadview neighborhood on Thursday night, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives saw the 29-year-old female and 32-year-old male, wanted in connection with auto thefts and a recent violent robbery, enter an abandoned home near North 132nd Street…

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December 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gunfire reported near Rainier Beach elementary school

Seattle police say they have increased patrols around Emerson Elementary School, in Rainier Beach, after staff reported hearing gunfire early Wednesday. According to police, staff and students at the school at 9709 60th Ave. S. went into “shelter-in-place” status around 6:30 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Students and staff were there for pre-school programs, according to Seattle Public Schools. “Witnesses reported seeing…

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November 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Seattle to consider naming Nyland permanent schools superintendent

Seattle School Board members plan to vote next week on putting interim Superintendent Larry Nyland in the top post permanently. Nyland, a former superintendent in Marysville, has been on the job in Seattle for four months since the district’’s last leader, Jose Banda, left to run the school district in Sacramento, Calif. According to a board…

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November 13, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Whooping-cough outbreak at Seattle’s Roosevelt High

Thirteen students at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School have been treated for whooping-cough since mid-October, Seattle Public Schools said Thursday. In a letter to families, the district encouraged students to cough into their shirtsleeves instead of into open air and to wash their hands vigorously. Officials also said some students were fully vaccinated against the disease but still got sick. Jeff…

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November 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

2 Seattle schools on alert following bank robbery

Update at 10:26 a.m.: The shelter-in-place alerts for Laurelhurst and Bryant elementary schools have been lifted, according to a school district tweet. Original post: Students in two Seattle elementary schools are in shelter-in-place mode after a nearby bank was robbed, according to Seattle Public Schools. Police said a man who displayed a handgun robbed a Key Bank branch in the 4700 block of 25th…

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October 31, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Boy pleads not guilty to bringing Molotov cocktail to Seattle Center

A 15-year-old student at Seattle’s Center School entered a not-guilty plea Friday morning to possession of an incendiary device after allegedly bringing a Molotov cocktail and a butane lighter to school on Monday, according to King County prosecutors. He also pleaded not guilty to felony harassment, a charge connected to alleged threats made by him…

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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 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 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

SPD investigating gunfire in Rainier Beach

Seattle police say were called to Rainier Beach on Tuesday afternoon for a report of gunshots. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Rose Street at 2:34 p.m. for the report. He said officers found a bullet casing on the street, but nobody who was shot. “There’s nothing to indicate there was a person being…

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September 8, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Seattle mayor’s office unveils budget details for proposed education department

Remember last week, when Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he wanted to create a new Department of Education and Early Learning? Murray, who has his eye on November ballot measures aimed at providing prekindergarten education to needy families, offered few details at the time. But his office Monday morning presented a fuller picture of…

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