EDMONDS — An Edmonds-Woodway High School student was arrested after being found with a loaded handgun in a classroom Thursday, police said.
Around 1 p.m., students reported to school staff a classmate with a gun, Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure said. Officers went to the school and developed a plan with staff. The high school was put on lockdown, and within three minutes the student accused of having the gun was arrested in a classroom.
After about 10 minutes, the lockdown was lifted.
It took about 18 minutes from the emergency call coming in to officers making the arrest, according to police. No one was injured.
“This was because of the courage of other students to come forward and report this that we were able to make this arrest,” McClure said.
The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, McClure said. He’ll then be booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center.
Detectives continued to investigate the incident Thursday afternoon. It was unclear how students knew about the gun or whether the suspect planned to use it.