Update: Lockdown lifted after reports of shots fired at E-W called a hoax

Students gather outside the high school after the lockdown is lifted. (Photo by Mike Murphy/Lynnwood Today)
Police on the scene at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Updated at 1 p.m.

Edmonds police sent the following news release on the incident today at Edmonds-Woodway High School:

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 11:35 a.m. a male identifying himself by first name only called 911 on a cellular telephone to report a disturbance at Edmonds Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. SW in Edmonds.  Edmonds Police officers arrived and entered the school within three (3) minutes to determine there no problem at the school.  High school staff confirmed there was no problem at the school.

Edmonds Police are extending their investigation in order to track down the caller.


Updated at 12:30 p.m.

Edmonds School District spokeswoman DJ Jakala said that police received a call from an unidentified male at 11:35 a.m. that shots were fired at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Police surrounded the building and did a thorough search, but no suspects were found.

Police now say the incident was a hoax, and they are extending their investigation in an attempt to identify the caller.

  1. I’m surprised that the police haven’t said anything else about this. I would think that tracing the call back to a specific cell phone could be done quickly. I suppose it could have been a stolen cell phone, but they do have a recording of the voice.

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