Wednesday afternoon there were reports of a Showalter Middle School student possibly carrying a handgun on their person near the Foster High School campus. Late last night the Tukwila Police Department confirmed with Tukwila School District that the student was not carrying a handgun or pistol, but BB gun. The student claimed to be carrying the weapon because they wanted to show it off to friends. The student has since been disciplined according to TSD policy.
At the time of the incident the Tukwila Police Department, our School Resource Officer, and Tukwila School District Administration were immediately contacted. A description of the student was given to authorities by witnesses. A student was identified based off of those descriptions. That student’s parents were notified and the incident continues to be thoroughly investigated.
We have no reason to believe that our students and staff were in and immediate danger at that time, or are currently in any danger.
The safety of our students and staff are our primary concern at all times.
Tukwila School District will continue to monitor the situation and notify families with more information as necessary.