Authorities briefly placed Chief Sealth and Denny International Middle School, next door, on shelter-in-place status. Denny was then dismissed for the day.
An 18-year-old student at Chief Sealth High School was arrested Wednesday after someone reported seeing her with a gun on campus, Seattle police said.
Officers arrested the teen at Westwood Village shopping center less than a mile from the school after a student reported around 2 p.m. seeing the teen in a school restroom with what appeared to be a firearm, police said.
Police were unable to find a gun, according to a police news release. They arrested her for investigation of a firearms violation.
Authorities briefly placed Chief Sealth and nearby Denny International Middle School on “shelter-in-place” status, meaning school doors were closed. Denny was then dismissed for the day.
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During the investigation, police briefly detained a group of students after they ran from officers. Police later discovered they were not connected to the firearm report, according to the release.