Students at Bellevue’s Interlake High School were sent home Friday after an earlier shooting threat appeared on Facebook.
Bellevue police went to the school just after 8 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting. Detective Amanda Jensen, a department spokeswoman, quickly said that officers were only investigating and did not think the threat was real.
School remained in session and the school was not placed on lockdown.
Just after 10 a.m., after police had said on Twitter that the threat was “unsubstantiated information” and that no ” threat has been carried out at the school,” the district released a letter saying that the school has been closed for the day.
A letter posted on the Bellevue School District website said: