Police arrest Sammamish man for Issaquah High School shooter hoax
January 10, 2013
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 10, 2013
Issaquah police arrested a student Wednesday for falsely reporting a shooter on the Issaquah High School campus, prompting a swift police response and lockdowns at Issaquah High and other nearby schools.
Investigators said the 18-year-old Sammamish man, a student at Issaquah High, reported seeing a man with a gun in the school’s upper parking lot at about 10:05 a.m. Police rushed to the scene to investigate and provide security at Issaquah High and nearby campuses.
Meanwhile, school administrators placed the school and Tiger Mountain Community High, Issaquah Middle and Clark Elementary Schools on lockdown.
The lockdown lasted for about 45 minutes as police investigated the report.
In a the lockdown at Issaquah High and Tiger Mountain Community High, students remained inside classrooms with the doors locked. The modified lockdown at Clark Elementary and Issaquah Middle meant students had to stay inside school buildings.
Upon further questioning, the student admitted to making up the report and all schools resumed normal activities.
Police arrested the man for false reporting and booked him at the Issaquah Police Department.
The case remains under investigation. People with information about the case should contact Detective Sgt. Kevin Nash at 837-3227.