Liberty High School to remain open despite threat

October 5, 2010

By Staff

Liberty High School administrators plan to have a normal day at school Oct. 27, in spite of a threat found in a boys’ restroom in June.

A Liberty High School custodian found a threat written in pencil June 23, after summer break had started. The custodian showed the message to school administrators, who described it as a non-specific threat against the school for Oct. 27.

Administrators worked with the King County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation, watching surveillance footage from the time of the incident and asking school staffers to match the handwriting.

There are no suspects for the felony, district spokeswoman Sara Niegowski said.

Administrators are acting with caution, but do not plan to disrupt school because of the threat.

“While we do not want to provide too many specific details, we plan to continue with school as usual,” Principal Mike DeLetis wrote in a Sept. 23 e-mail to parents.

The school will have an increased police and administrative presence, including Liberty Security Resource Officer Dave Montalvo, sheriff’s deputies and school district Superintendent Steve Rasmussen.

Anyone with information about the threat can call Montalvo at 837-4835 or e-mail him at

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