Pine Lake Middle School on alert after another suspicious message discovered

January 15, 2015

UPDATED — 4:20 p.m. Jan. 15, 2015

Pine Lake Middle School was again on alert, after a student reported a suspicious message written on the wall of a boys bathroom.

“The message references the school blowing up, but was not at all specific as to by what means or when,” Principal Michelle Caponigro wrote in an email to parents.

Caponigro said the message was likely a prank, but that law enforcement was quickly alerted. After a thorough sweep, police found no evidence of any explosives. School will resume normally on Friday, she added.

“We will continue our investigation and certainly hope to identify the individual responsible,” she said.

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Officials still seek threatening letter writer at Pacific Cascade

January 13, 2015

Pine Lake Middle School receives bomb threat

There were no problems during the first week back in class for students at Pacific Cascade Middle School, said Principal Dana Bailey in an email to parents.

But the search goes on for whomever penned a letter threatening violence at the school, a letter that caused officials to close the building for three days in December just prior to winter vacation.

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Special-education programs draw from district M&O levy dollars

January 14, 2014

Like her fellow administrators around the Issaquah School District, Michelle Caponigro is concerned about providing resources for her special-education students.

By Greg Farrar Michelle Caponigro, Pine Lake Middle School principal, visits a computer lab classroom Jan. 10 while giving a tour of the school.

By Greg Farrar
Michelle Caponigro, Pine Lake Middle School principal, visits a computer lab classroom Jan. 10 while giving a tour of the school.

For Caponigro, the principal at Pine Lake Middle School, that means having teachers in two learning resource centers — an LRC I class for students with specific learning disabilities who spend much of their day in a general classroom setting and an LRC II class for students with “significant challenges” who are more difficult to manage.

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