An incident of shooting was reported at North Seattle’s Ingraham High School on Tuesday, which prompted response from the Seattle Police Department. A point near Burke Avenue North and North 135th Street was the place where the incident occurred, according to the police.
The person shot in the incident, who is believed to be a student of the school as per Seattle Public School’s official website, has received “life-threatening injuries” and is currently under treatment at the Harborview Medical Center.
The exact address of the school is 1819 N 135th Street.
Seattle Police’s Chief Adrian Diaz later said that the suspect was arrested after 11 AM and the investigation is currently ongoing. The name of the suspect has not been released yet. Diaz also observed regarding the incident, “We in the city joined a long list of cities this year that have had school shootings“.
The Ingraham High School campus is secure, but currently on lockdown, as per a Twitter update by Seattle Public Schools. The school district is working along with the police department to arrange a “reunification site” at 135th Street and Meridian Avenue North where guardians/parents can meet with their children to take them home.
The Seattle Public Schools’ post on Twitter read, “A reunification site has been set up at Meridian Ave. North and North 135th St. Families can prepare to meet at that location. Families are asked not to go to the school to pick up their student. SPD will be on site at the reunification site.” The school district body’s official website says that all students will be released at noon.”
“All after-school activities at Ingraham today have been canceled”, the website added.
Shoreline Public Schools have also declared a lockdown as a precautionary measure after reports of the shooting surfaced.