Stanwood High School was locked down Wednesday after a second-hand report that a former student displayed a gun to a student on campus.
The report came in about 12:30 p.m. that the former student, 17, was armed.
“Police say they don’t believe the student body or public are in eminent danger, but have locked down the building as a precautionary measure,” Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said about 2:20 p.m. in a statement. “Stanwood Police Chief Rick Hawkins and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office School Services Unit are at the scene.”
Students at the alternative high school were released to go home. Dismissal at Stanwood High was late, but police released the students after the building was cleared. No one was arrested.
Additional details were not immediately available.