Threat at Brier Terrace Middle School causes brief lockdown Monday

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Brier Terrace Middle School went into a brief lockdown Monday after a student was reported to have threatened to shoot up the school, Edmonds School District officials said.

According to a letter sent to Brier Terrace students’ families, the school went into lockdown at approximately 1:45 p.m. after a student reported that another student said they were going to shoot up the school. School officials immediately put the school into lockdown and contacted the Brier Police Department. The student who made the threats was not at the school on the day of the incident.

Students were released at the school’s regularly-scheduled dismissal hours.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Brier Terrace Principal Scott Morrison.

“We understand that an incident such as this can be unsettling for all involved so we want you to know that counseling support is available,” said assistant superintendent Greg Schwab. “We appreciate the Brier Police Department for their work to ensure student safety during this incident today.”

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