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Threat forces evacuation at Garfield High School — UPDATE

Students at Garfield High School were evacuated from classrooms Thursday after a threat made against the school, a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson tells CHS.

The evacuation order came around noon with school officials going class by class to order students to assemble on the nearby sports field while Seattle Police searched the 23rd Ave campus. Reports from students described police search dogs on the school ground.

SPD referred any questions about the situation to the school district.

After a long period in the rain, students were being released and the campus closed for the day. According to parents and those at the scene, students were told to leave campus and not go near the school where the police activity continued.

UPDATE: Parents report the campus reopened later in the afternoon so kids could collect belongings. SPD reports that nothing turned up in the search.

On 11/04/2021 at 1157 hours, someone called in an anonymous bomb threat to a school from an unknown number. Based on the threat the school was evacuated and police were called. Patrol responded, secured the scene and arson bomb squad detectives searched for possible explosive devices. No suspicious items were found.


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Ryan A
Ryan A
28 days ago

Students and faculty who wish to retrieve their belongings have been told to wait in the Garfield athletic center for.the main building to reopen. ETA 2:30 pm.

CH Resident
CH Resident
27 days ago

Someone had a test they didn’t want to take, huh? A classic from olden times.