Weapons in schools issue now on Yelm’s doorstep as KOMO TV 4 reports: “Yelm High School lockdown ends; no weapon found”
Photo: Yelm Community Schools
– “Yelm High School lockdown ends; no weapon found”
“A lockdown at Yelm High School Wednesday has ended. The lockdown was instituted after administrators received a report that a student was planning on bringing a weapon to school.
“The school said a few students reported that a student made social media reports about a weapon.
“School officials and police met with the student.
“The school said there was a thorough search and that no gun was found.
“The school and police determined the lockdown could be lifted at 10:20 a.m,” quoting KOMO-TV 4 News, Seattle.
– From Yelm Community Schools
“YHS Precautionary Lock Down – ALL CLEAR”
“There is no immediate threat: YHS is in lock down as a precautionary measure due to reports that a student may have planned to bring a weapon to school today [Feb. 28]. That student is secured in the main office with law enforcement at this time. Law enforcement has not located a weapon.”
“UPDATE 10:25am – During first period today Yelm High School administration placed the school into a precautionary lockdown. A few students reported to administration that a student had made social media posts about a weapon. School administration and law enforcement worked quickly with the student alleged to have made the posts. School staff and Yelm Police conducted a thorough search and no weapon was found on campus. At 10:20 a.m. school administration and Yelm Police determined the lockdown could be lifted and school operations could continue. Staff and students did a great job of first reporting the concern, and then following safety procedures. Again, the lockdown was a precautionary measure and no weapon was on campus. Thank you to our community for their cooperation today.
– UPDATE: March 2, 2018
“Here’s what led up to a 75-minute lockdown at Yelm High School on Wednesday”
By Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.