The Last 24 Hours and The Gun Threat
By Emelia Persell
On Wednesday, November 7th, a gun threat was made towards Edmonds Woodway High school. It was ultimately a hoax and school proceeded as usual.
November 7th at 7:29 pm
Edmonds Police tweets about the issue.
November 7th at 8:51pm
Principal Terrence Mims emails Edmonds Woodway families saying,
“The Edmonds Police Department is still unable to determine where the threatening image circulating on social media originated and the credibility of any threat. To create a greater sense of security across our school community, the Edmonds Police Department will have additional officers on and around the Edmonds-Woodway campus on Thursday, November 8th.”
November 7th at 10:16 pm
Edmonds Police tweets out again
November 8 at 6:45 am
Greg Schwab, Assistant Superintendent sends an email to Edmonds Woodway families saying,
“The Edmonds Police Department has identified the student at Edmonds-Woodway who was the responsible for the social media post that implied a threat. The original social media post was sent to this Edmonds-Woodway student from a student at a high school in Oregon. This original post named a high school in Oregon, not Edmonds-Woodway HS. The EWHS student who received this photo changed the text on the photo from “time to have some fun at Southridge” to “time to have some fun at Woodway” and then shared it with other students. This led to the disruption that we experienced late yesterday afternoon and into the evening.
I want to reassure you all that there is no credible threat at Edmonds-Woodway High School. I do understand the concern that many students, staff and parents have about this incident and I very much appreciate all of the emails and other contacts we received alerting us to this potential threat.”
November 8th at 2:32 pm
Edmonds Police publish a media release