Temporary lockdown lifted at Kentwood High after ‘vague threat’ on social media

All students, staff safe

  • Monday, June 4, 2018 11:26am
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Temporary lockdown lifted at Kentwood High after ‘vague threat’ on social media

School and police officials placed Kentwood High in Covington on a 22-minute lockdown Monday morning as part of an investigation into a “vague threat” on social media.

All students and staff are safe, according to a school district website post by Timothy Kovich, safety services supervisor for the district.

Police took into custody a student possibly in possession of a weapon but no weapon was found. The lockdown began at 9:25 a.m. and ended at 9:47 a.m.

“This (Monday) morning our team was informed of a vague threat aimed at Kent School District on social media,” according to the district website post. “Our staff is working in cooperation with the Kent Police Department to investigate this threat. The threat was non-specific and did not name specific schools or individuals. The school district, in conjunction with law enforcement, began taking every preliminary precaution possible and continues to investigate this posting.”

Kent Police, Covington Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office investigated the threat which led to the lockdown at Kentwood, 25800 164th Ave. SE.

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