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.