A threat of violence written on a bathroom stall prompted a modified lockdown Thursday at Franklin Pierce High School.
A student saw the threat this morning, posted a photo of it online and then notified school officials, said school district spokesman Joel Zylstra. Sheriff’s deputies were at the school, 11002 18th Ave E., to investigate.
“Vague threat of a shooting … nothing credible ... we are investigating and securing area,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said in an email to The News Tribune.
Under a modified lockdown, students are kept inside school buildings as much as possible and visitors undergo extra scrutiny, Zylstra said.
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A similar lockdown was underway at Tacoma’s Lincoln High School on Thursday.