LYNNWOOD — Reports of someone brandishing a gun at a park in Lynnwood briefly sent nearby Meadowdale High School into lockdown Monday morning.
At the same time, authorities were alerted to a social media post that appeared to threaten harm at the school.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the school went into lockdown,” Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab and Meadowdale Principal Dave Shockley wrote in a statement.
However, police were unable to find a suspect with a gun. Officers questioned a person who may have been behind the social media threat, though it remained unclear whether the incidents were related.
By 12:15 p.m., school officials and officers determined there was no immediate threat and stopped the lockdown.
Police continue to investigate both cases, and extra officers were posted at the campus for the remainder of the day. School officials noted that counseling services were available for students.
“School safety is a top priority,” Schwab and Shockley wrote. “We commend and thank our students and staff for staying calm and behaving well during the lockdown.”