Officials alert students of graffiti threat

By Ben Eyman, Video/Audio Editor

School officials took what they deemed “precautionary measures” earlier this afternoon after students reported violence-themed graffiti found in two men’s bathrooms at MTHS.  

Administrators called 911 around 12:20 p.m. after seeing the graffiti for themselves.

Assistant Principal Dan Falk later sent out a voicemail and an email to Terrace families and staff explaining the situation and the steps officials took. Working with Mountlake Terrace police, officials determined that the best course of action was to complete the school day with a strong police presence on campus. The email stated that the graffiti referenced gun violence and prior school attack situations in other parts of the country.

While tomorrow is not a scheduled school day, events on campus include AP testing, staff meetings and the WesCo ASB conference. School officials said that all events will still be held with a police presence as well.

“We take incidences of this nature very seriously and our first priority is to maintain a safe learning environment,” the email concluded. While police will continue to investigate the incident, administrators asked that anyone who may have information regarding the situation contact a school administrator or the Edmonds School District tip line at 425-431-7010.

To read the full email from Assistant Principal Dan Falk, click here.