Spokane Police responded to a “prank swatting hoax” at Lewis and Clark High School and North Central High School, according to Spokane Public Schools.
Spokane Schools Superintendent updates the community on two hoax calls that had Spokane Police converging on Lewis and Clark and Rogers high schools this morning.
This morning, Spokane Police Department responded to reports of an active shooter at Lewis and Clark High School and North Central High School. SPD has confirmed that this appears to be a prank swatting hoax. We are working closely with SPD and will continue to inform families of developments.
Lewis and Clark lock down has been lifted and is currently in Secure and Teach (exterior doors are locked, but normal activities continue inside the building). Families will receive information regarding student pick up in an email communication.
Out of an abundance of caution, SPD are present at Ferris High School. The school is not on lock down and we will provide updates if the situation changes.
Rogers lock down has been lifted.
Rogers High School has entered lock down as an abundance of caution due to an unsubstantiated threat. SPD are evaluating the situation and we will provide updates.
Superintendent Adam Swinyard is providing updates to local media at the Administration Building.
North Central lock down has been lifted.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that at least one Montana school was targeted with a similar hoax at the same time.
In a precautionary measure, Lewis and Clark and North Central High School will remain in lock down while the situation is evaluated.