There were no reports of shots fired and the Wednesday morning lockdowns, which extended to Issaquah Middle and Clark Elementary schools, have been canceled.
Police have taken a 14-year-old boy into custody after a report of a gun at Issaquah High School led to three school lockdowns Wednesday morning, according to a city spokesman.
No firearm was found, said Issaquah School District spokeswoman L. Michelle. Someone reported that two students were talking about a gun in a bathroom and that a threat was made. The person also reported hearing sounds they believed may have been made by gun.
After administrators received the report, police were called and the high school went into lockdown. Issaquah Middle and Clark Elementary schools also went into lockdown as a precaution as police investigated.
City spokesman Thomas Rush initially said two people were in police custody, but later said that the 14-year-old, a student at the high school, was the only person taken into custody.
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Skyline High School, also in the Issaquah School District, went into lockdown shortly before noon while police investigated a potential threat, which Rush said was unrelated. King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the threat was written on a bathroom wall. Deputies responded with bomb-detector dogs to clear the building, and the lockdown was lifted around 2:45 p.m. Nothing of concern was located, according to a tweet from the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Issaquah High School was on lockdown from about 10 to 11 a.m. after a staff member reported a potential threat, according to the district. Counselors have been sent to the school for students who need support.
Some high-school students on their way to school were diverted to the Issaquah Middle School while police investigated.