EVERETT, WA – Today both Cascade High School and Evergreen Middle School were briefly put into a lockdown due to a potential individual with a firearm seen walking toward Cascade High School.
Just after 11 a.m. this morning, a witness called 911 stating that they saw an individual with what appeared to be a firearm walking towards Cascade Highschool. Out of an abundance of caution, both Cascade Highschool and the nearby Evergreen Middle School were placed on lockdown. Officers from Everett Police Department and other nearby agencies immediately arrived at Cascade High School to conduct safety sweeps and ensure the safety of everyone inside.
As officers conducted their safety sweep they were able to quickly locate the individual with the suspected firearm and learned it was an airsoft pistol. There was no threat to anyone inside the school during the incident.
Officers are coordinating with Cascade High School to determine what steps will be taken regarding the individual with the airsoft pistol.
Both schools were out of lockdown shortly after 12 p.m. and students were released at the normal time.
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