Update: Why Sealth, Denny, Roxhill were briefly ‘sheltering in place’

ORIGINAL REPORT, 2:18 PM: Several parents messaged us about Chief Sealth International High Schoolsheltering in place” for a while this afternoon. It was related to a report that a teenager had been seen in the Westwood Village area with what looked like a gun. Seattle Public Schools spokesperson Stacy Howard says police found the teen, who turned out to have an Airsoft gun, but was not threatening anyone. She says Sealth, Denny International Middle School, and Roxhill Elementary sheltered in place for less than half an hour, and it’s over now.

ADDED 8:50 PM: Denny assistant principal Patricia Rangel has forwarded the letter that Denny and Sealth parents will get explaining the situation:

8 Replies to "Update: Why Sealth, Denny, Roxhill were briefly 'sheltering in place'"

  • AmandaKH September 23, 2014 (2:32 pm)

    What does “shelter in place” mean? Do they tell the kids what is going on, or just the faculty is on a high alert?

  • Diane September 23, 2014 (3:30 pm)

    what is an “Airsoft gun”? is any type of gun allowed to be carried by children?

  • Jason September 23, 2014 (4:53 pm)

    I have a kid at Denny and one at Sealth, and this is the first I’ve heard of this haha. I used to run around my woods with a bb gun all the time when I was a kid, seems like that’s a lot harder to do now.

  • carlton September 23, 2014 (6:35 pm)

    I thought it was called a lockdown never heard of shelter whatever..

    • WSB September 23, 2014 (6:40 pm)

      The link above explains the difference.

  • Mike September 24, 2014 (12:12 pm)

    My Denny student didn’t mention this to me either, until I got the phone call from the school late last night.
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    It’s a shame when our kids feel like a “shelter in place” scenario is just another day and not something worth even mentioning to parents.

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