Shorecrest in Lockdown for three hours after report of ammunition at school

Monday, December 9, 2019

Shorecrest High School
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Shorecrest High School on 25th NE was in Lockdown Monday, December 9, 2019 from about 11:30am - 2:30pm and next door Kellogg Middle School was put into a Lockout as a precautionary measure for about 10 minutes from 11:40-11:50am as police assessed a situation at Shorecrest.

A LOCKDOWN is when all exterior and classroom doors and windows are locked and students remain in their classrooms. No one is permitted to enter or leave the school during a lockdown.

A LOCKOUT is when all exterior doors are secured and no one goes in or out, but normal operations and learning continue within the school. Please avoid the area and do not attempt to come on campus as you will not be allowed entry to the school while in LOCKOUT.

Shorecrest Principal Lisa Gonzalez sent this communication to parents:

Dear Shorecrest Families,

I’m writing to share more information about the lockdown that occurred at our school today.

This morning a parent of a Shorecrest student reported to school security that they had found ammunition in their child’s backpack. School security immediately notified Shoreline Police and located the student in question.

Police immediately responded and we placed the school into lockdown while they investigated.

During the course of the investigation, they identified four students who were alleged to have been involved in acquiring ammunition and/or bringing the ammunition to school. 

The students involved will be held accountable through our discipline processes, however privacy laws do not allow us to share what discipline they will face.

Police conducted a thorough investigation, including an extensive search using two explosive and firearm detection dogs, and did not find any weapons on campus. 

We understand that hearing about these types of situations can cause anxiety and concern, but please know that we always have the safety and security of your children as our highest priority. We appreciate the incredible support and professionalism of our law enforcement partners for all they do to keep our schools safe. We will have additional police presence on campus in the morning as a sign of support for our students and families.

We always appreciate when safety and security concerns are brought to our attention as soon as possible for us to act on.

If you ever have a safety or security concern, please do not hesitate to tell a school staff member or use our SafeSchool Alert tip line. The tip line can accept tip submissions through text, website, email or phone call.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or Shoreline Police Department.

Lisa Gonzalez
Shorecrest High School

Normal afterschool activities were held.


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