Arlington schools go into brief lockout due to possible threat in area

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — All Arlington Public Schools were in a brief lockout Thursday morning due to a possible threat in the area, the district said.

Arlington Public Schools tweeted at 9:44 a.m. Thursday that all students and staff were safe, but during a lockout, no one should come to the schools.

Shortly after, the district said the incident was over.

Arlington police said that around 8:30 a.m., law enforcement throughout the Snohomish County were notified that a Mukilteo resident in crises said they were going to take their own life in a school parking lot somewhere in the county.

At that time, the location of the person was not known, and Arlington Public Schools went into lockout protocol. Arlington police officers began patrolling Arlington Schools out of an abundance of caution.

Arlington police said the person who was in crises was found in the south part of the county around 10 a.m. and would be referred to be evaluated. No one was hurt.