West Seattle Crime Watch: Arrest in incident that led to WSHS after-school ‘shelter in place’

5:03 PM: After two tips that West Seattle High School had a short-lived “shelter in place” situation for a while after school today – remember, this was an early-release day – we checked with Seattle PD. They say it started with a report that someone with a knife was threatening people in the park, north of WSHS. Police did make an arrest, according to SPD spokesperson Det. Patrick Michaud. No information yet on the suspect or where the arrest was made.

5:40 PM: Thanks to MD for sharing the note sent home to parents, signed by assistant principal Garth Reeves:

Today, January 14th, after school at approximately 2:20 pm, West Seattle High School was briefly placed in Shelter In Place as a result of reports of a suspect with a knife in the community. All perimeter doors were locked and a sweep of the school was conducted by West Seattle staff and the Seattle Police Department. After school activities continued and the Shelter In Place was lifted at 2:45 after the suspect was apprehended. All scheduled evening activities will take place as planned and our staff and students are to be commended for behaving in a safe and appropriate manner.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Arrest in incident that led to WSHS after-school 'shelter in place' "

  • alki resident January 14, 2015 (6:27 pm)

    From what my daughter tells me ( a high schooler), it was a middle school kid who was threatening with a knife. Im confused as the time of this, school was out two hours early, she was already on the field during this time. She didn’t get a note from staff.

    • WSB January 14, 2015 (6:29 pm)

      I honestly don’t know what time it happened, only that school was out, so most students weren’t there at the time. When I called SPD media relations, they were light on details because the officers were still in the field and hadn’t written their report yet. I am going to see if anyone on night shift can tell me more, but I’m not counting on more details until tomorrow. – TR

  • mozabo January 15, 2015 (1:13 pm)

    I saw four police cars rush to that area yesterday at 2:20 pm.

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