“All schools in the Shoreline School District are closed and in lockdown due to police activity in the area,” mynorthwest.com reports. “The King County Sheriff’s Office reports the lockdown is a result of a report of an armed man on the grounds of Meridian Park Elementary. Police have described the suspect as a male wearing camo pants and a dark hoodie carrying a firearm. His race and age is unknown. The sighting of the armed man was reported by a school district employee at Meridian Park Elementary. ‘They had a short conversation and the employee ran into the school,’ King County Sheriff’s Sgt. DB Gates told KIRO Radio. ‘They were concerned about what this person was doing on school grounds.'” Hopefully, this will turn out to be some kind of open carry confusion. Meanwhile, TTAG reader JB wonders about the wisdom of multiple school lockdowns . . .
I went to school in this district. I don’t know the circumstances, but they are closing and locking down all 15 schools with 9,000 students. These schools are spread out across several miles, like 8 miles. The original threat was to Meridian Elementary, what sense does it make to lockdown a school 5 miles away, I don’t know.
I know – if the gunman is targeting schools – let’s hold them at the school until the gunman gets there. “Hey crazy f*cking nutcase, we are going to hold the kids here at the school until you get here to shoot them all”
It would be akin to a game reserve for the gunman. Sheeeit.