Teen in custody after brief lockdown at Issaquah High School

A lockdown at Issaquah High School was lifted after police took a 14-year-old into custody Wednesday after reports of a gun at school

Authorities said Wednesday afternoon that no gun was found.

“Today at approximately 9:50 a.m., someone reported that two students were in a bathroom talking about a gun, sounds of a gun were made (clips, metal, etc.) and a threat was made,” Issaquah High Principal Andrea McCormick said in a letter home to parents. “The witness in the bathroom immediately reported this to administration, 911 was called and the school was ordered into lockdown.”

“Because this happened prior to the start of the school day, students were ushered into various nearby locations. Students are trained during our safety drills that there is never a prescribed way to handle lockdowns because of all the variables (before or after school, during lunch, in the parking lot, etc.). We ask that students use their best judgment to find the closest place to lock down.

“Students did a great job today following our procedures.”

Issaquah Middle School and Clark Elementary were also on modified lockdown as a precaution, but the lockdown was lifted shortly after 11 a.m.

Additional counselors have been sent to the high school if students need support, according to the school.

Skyline High School also was on lockdown Wednesday and police were searching that school. No arrests were made in that case.

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