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Posted on: February 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Deputies Investigating Phone Threats at Eagle Peak School

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Deputies Investigating Phone Threats at Eagle Peak School 

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to voicemail threats left overnight at Eagle Peak School.  Deputies are at the scene investigating these threats and providing extra patrols in the area for the safety of students and staff.  Threats are taken seriously until we know otherwise, but at this time, we have no additional information regarding today’s threats other than the voicemails left early this morning.  

This morning, February 21, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to reported threats to Eagle Peak School. 

The School’s Office Manager reported voicemail threats were discovered this morning when messages were checked.  Deputies, Spokane Public School’s assigned School Resource Officer and School Administrators are working together to determine the credibility of these threats and who made them.    

At this time, with the safety of students and staff a priority, School Administrators placed the school on “Lockout” (modified lockdown) as a precaution, while these threats are investigated.  In addition, there are additional Deputies at the school and patrolling the area.   

General Definition: 

“Lockout”- Students are brought inside, and buildings are secured restricting movements outside while normal school operations continue inside.

“Lockdown” - Students and staff implement additional safety protocols, individual rooms are secured and movements inside/outside the school are greatly restricted.

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