Security increased after Shoreline school receives threatening e-mails

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by ADAM MERTZ / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM

SHORELINE- Shoreline Public Schools increased security at Ridgecrest Elementary after the principal and several teachers received threatening e-mails. 

District spokesperson Craig Degginger said the school is now on a “modified lockdown,” which includes keeping kids inside the building throughout the day and locking all exterior doors. Additional police officers are also on- ampus and patrolling the neighborhood around the school.

"We just got a bad feeling," said parent Jessica Forsdal. "They just said that there was a threat email. They didn't say anything specific."

Forsdal and several other parents picked up their kids early after they found out about the threats. Shoreline Public Schools notified parents with emails and phone calls.
 
School staff members started receiving the e-mails Sunday. Some parents want to know more details about the threats, but local law enforcement is not releasing that information.

"I can't comment on the nature of the threats. I don't want to compromise the police investigation," said Degginger.

As a safety precaution, the school cancelled Science Night Tuesday. The school district will notify parents with any updates.

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