The incident prompted reports of an active shooter at the Belfair school.
Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday.
The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the school’s cafeteria and gym.
Sheriff’s deputies were at the nearby high school after a report of a student with a gun. While they were speaking to that student, 911 calls came in from the neighboring middle school.
“Our officers were already on campus at the high school for a student with a handgun,” said Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling.
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About 75 officers from 15 agencies responded.
No gun was found, Spurling said. No one was taken into custody.
Initial reports indicated a high school student had been arrested for brining a gun to the middle school.