Written threat found at Marysville-Pilchuck Campus
March 25, 2010 · 10:12 AM
MARYSVILLE - On March 23, an evening custodian found a note that threatened the safety of the students and staff on the Marysville-Pilchuck Campus. A thorough investigation by the Marysville Police, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the administration and security of M-PHS was carried out. The safety of students and staff come first and precautions have been put in place to reduce the chance that any harm would come to the school or its population. In consultation with local law enforcement it was determined that the campus would remain on normal schedule for the remainder of the week.
Administrators met with all staff to notify them about the threat and to implement next steps to ensure safety for all students and staff.
Any statement, written or otherwise, that includes a threat or act of violence is taken very seriously and offenders will be disciplined both at the school level and according to law, according to a district news release.
Law enforcement and administrative staff will use all necessary measures to ensure the safety of all persons on the campus. We ask parents and the community to be more diligent as well by reporting suspicious or unusual behavior, according to the press release. Our staff are trained and prepared to handle emergencies such as this. Safety continues to be our primary concern for our students and staff. Law enforcement and district security will work with our administrative staff to continue to investigate the threat,
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact local law enforcement (911); or call the Safe School Tipline 1-866-LIVE-TIP (1-866-548-3847), press extension No. 164, calls are toll free and anonymous.
Letters will be sent home with students March 25, providing parents and guardians with information and the news release will be posted on the district Web site.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.