Arlington schools briefly on lockout; students, staff safe

A Mukilteo resident reportedly intended to die by suicide in a school parking lot. They were found and referred to care.

ARLINGTON — Arlington schools were briefly put on a lockout Thursday morning when a Mukilteo resident reported an intent to die by suicide in a school parking lot somewhere in the county, according to police.

Police agencies were informed of the person in crisis around 8:30 a.m., Arlington police wrote on Facebook. Arlington schools went into lockout protocol while police patrolled the district’s campuses.

The lockout was initiated out of an abundance of caution, district spokesperson Gary Sabol said.

In a Twitter message sent around 9:45 a.m., the school district noted that all students and staff were safe. People were urged not to come to the district’s schools. Twenty minutes later, the district tweeted the schools were out of the lockout.

The Mukilteo resident was located in south Snohomish County around 10 a.m. and was reportedly referred for evaluation and care, according to police.

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