A Blaine School District student received threats by text message today from an unknown source, and school staff worked with Blaine Police Department regarding their investigation. The student received additional threats that escalated in seriousness and indicated a person was in the school with a weapon. The district was immediately placed in lockdown and law enforcement was notified.
Blaine Police Department, along with multiple local law enforcement partners, completed a clearance of the buildings without incident. No injuries were reported. No threat or person of interest was identified, and the investigation into the threats is ongoing.
The reunification process is still in progress, and we are all working together to bring families back together as quickly as possible. We are working to assure all students are accounted for and appreciate everyone’s patience.
The district has been in communication with OSPI and will make an announcement later this evening regarding school tomorrow.
Despite the chaos and difficulty of this day, we are all incredibly grateful for the partnership between our school district and police department. Most of all we are grateful for the safety of our community’s children.
Dr. Christopher Granger, Superintendent Michael Munden, Lieutenant
Blaine School District Blaine Police Department