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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Central Valley High cancels classes after threat; East Valley threat prompts concern

Central Valley officials did not reveal the contents of the threat but stressed that the lockdown and evacuation measures were only precautionary. At East Valley, a message found in a …


Sacajawea Middle School locked down briefly, student arrested off campus with BB gun

Sacajawea Middle School went into a brief lockdown as school was let out for the day Tuesday and a student was arrested several blocks away with a BB gun just …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Rogers High School locked down for picture of gun; no threat determined

Rogers High School went into a brief lockdown Wednesday following reports of a social media post showing a student holding a gun.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Central Washington University given ‘all clear’ after active shooter report, lockdown

A report of a shooter at Central Washington University turned out to be a false alarm after the school went into lockdown and police searched and cleared the campus’ buildings.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

911 call amid training at base sets off active shooter fears

An Air Force base in Ohio said there was not an active shooter incident Thursday, just hours after authorities in armored vehicles and unmarked cars swarmed the base amid reports …


Two gun threats prompt Chief Moses Middle School lockdowns Friday

A pair of reports of students with guns prompted a lockdown at Chief Moses Middle School on Friday morning and the arrest of two juveniles.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.


Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown

An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Fallout from Louisiana teacher’s arrest rages on

The Louisiana teacher whose widely viewed arrest at a school board meeting sparked online outrage has returned to work even as fallout from the incident rages on.


Eastern Idaho elementary school placed on lockdown

Authorities in eastern Idaho said an elementary school was placed on lockdown after police investigating a report of an attack on a woman heard a shot inside a residence and …


Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students’ learning and sense of safety.


Virginia State University campus on lockdown after shooting

Virginia State University in on lockdown after a shooting on campus.


Editorial: Our turn to face tragedy, pull together

Now it’s our community that will never be the same; our students, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses and first responders who will never forget.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Mississippi air base lifts lockdown as officials seek armed man

A Mississippi Air Force base is on lockdown as officials look for a retired staff sergeant who may be armed.


Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

A lockdown at the Washington state Capitol was lifted Wednesday after law enforcement officers responding to a report of possible gunfire didn’t find anything suspicious.


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Lockdown lifted at military post; no injuries reported

Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of possible active shooter, and workers were advised to “run hide fight.” About two hours later, the all clear …


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017

FBI, ATF, DEA, police and deputies arrest 18 people in drug raids in Spokane, Kootenai and Yakima counties

Federal agents with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Drug Enforcement Administration worked today with Spokane police and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to serve multiple …


Pursuit leads to temporary lockdown at community college

The pursuit of a man believed to be carrying a gun forced the temporary lock down of the South Seattle Community College.


Walla Walla prison restrictions in place after inmate brawls

A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.


White House returns to normal operations after lockdown

The White House has been placed on lockdown after a woman threw something over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.


White House on lockdown after person threw items over fence

The White House was put on lockdown Wednesday after a man threw “personal belongings” over the north fence line of the White House complex.


Phone threats put three Spokane-area schools on lockdown

Three more schools in the Spokane area were locked down Wednesday after receiving threats by phone. Several local schools received similar phone calls that forced lockdowns earlier this year. “It’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2015

Threats, potentially computer generated, cause lockdowns at multiple schools

Several schools in the Spokane area were locked down today after telephone threats were received around 1 p.m.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2013

Chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire

WASHINGTON — A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2012

Spokane jail locked down after suicide attempt

A man who attempted suicide at the Spokane County Jail is hospitalized with no brain activity, officials say.


New fight, lockdown at Walla Walla penitentiary

WALLA WALLA — A second inmate fight in a week renewed lockdowns at the Washington state Penitentiary at Walla Walla.


Lake City High School “all clear” following bomb threat

Lake City High School was declared “all clear” by police around 3 p.m. following a bomb threat discovered by school officials this morning.


Crude explosive devices found outside Coeur d’Alene High

Three small explosive devices were found around Coeur d’Alene High School’s football field today around 10 a.m. No injuries or damage were reported, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said.


High school truant prompts school lockdown

A high school student skipping school today prompted a lockdown at Riverside high, middle and elementary schools in Chattaroy.


University High School executes fire drill ‘relatively well’

The call went out over the radio at 8:40 Thursday morning at University High School. “Students report an intruder,” the voice said. “Let’s go into lockdown.” Thankfully it was only …