Student discovers ammunition in Issaquah High School hallway

January 8, 2013

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 2013

Issaquah High School Principal Paula Phelps said a student discovered ammunition in a hallway Monday, but said no evidence suggested a firearm on campus.

The student reported the ammunition to school administrators, and the school resource officer checked the area. The officer determined the ammunition likely fell from a backpack or pocket.

School administrators reviewed security camera footage and called a staff meeting to determine if any administrators or teachers noticed any strange student behavior. Police also swept the building with three dogs.

Extra police officers greeted students on campus Tuesday.

“Student and staff safety is always top priority, and this was another example of Issaquah police — including our onsite school resource officer — responding incredibly quickly and with utmost thoroughness, no matter what the incident or likelihood of threat at our school,” Phelps wrote in a message emailed to the school community Tuesday.

Issaquah School District policies prohibit weapons and weapons-related accessories from campuses.

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6 Responses to “Student discovers ammunition in Issaquah High School hallway”

  1. Sam on January 8th, 2013 10:40 am

    Isn’t there a firing range right next to the school?

  2. jeffr on January 8th, 2013 12:20 pm

    how many more news stories do we have to endure with words like “guns” and “schools” before we all demand a change in the way we as a society think and act?

  3. Mrs. Kravitz on January 8th, 2013 2:23 pm

    In the 70’s IHS had a gun club on campus. Students would keep their firearms in the car and then head over to the gun club after school. TImes have changed!

  4. Smoley on January 8th, 2013 4:38 pm

    Mrs. Kravitz,

    Yes, but that was back when parents did actual parenting instead of putting their kids on medication and letting them play on a Xbox or online for 6 hours a day.

    Back in the 70s I would drive to school with my .22 lever action rifle in the gun rack across the back window of my pick-up truck. I took it into shop class (unloaded), disassembled it and refinished the stock with help from my teacher. Other kids did the same. We never had the sort of problems you see today.

    Yes, times have changed since then – and apparently not for the better.

  5. Lisa on January 9th, 2013 10:59 am

    Just got word, lock down over, all safe!

  6. Enough is Enough on January 9th, 2013 9:03 pm

    Yes, Lisa the lockdown ended this morning, but this news story relates to the FIRST of two separate issues at the school this week!

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