• Bellevue school locked down Wednesday

    By: KIRO 7 STAFF


    A Bellevue elementary school was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a nearby burglary.

    “Because safety is a top priority, our school made the decision to go into lockdown status as a precaution,” principal Amy Macdonald wrote in a noon e-mail to parents. “We will remain in lockdown status until we get word from police that it is safe to release students. Our office remains in constant contact with police. We regret any inconvenience."

    The lockdown was lifted about a half hour later. No injuries were reported, and Macdonald said all students and staff were safe.

    It was not immediately clear if the lockdown would affect dismissal times. Newport Heights is located at 5225 119th Ave. S.E.

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