Kent-Meridian High School security to be increased today after report of a potential threat

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Kent-Meridian High School (Photo:

KENT, Wash. — The Kent School District said Wednesday that, “in abundance of caution,” it will increase security at Kent-Meridian High School and excuse students who don’t want to attend class Thursday over a threat that “lacked specific credibility.”

“A report of a potential threat to Kent-Meridian High School was made earlier today,” a statement issued Wednesday by the district.

“Based on our thorough investigation, staff and students were told at the end of the school day the threat lacked specific credibility.

“However, in abundance of caution and based on the unique sensitivity with regard to recent events at other school districts, it was determined earlier this evening that we should increase our usual strong security presence with local law enforcement  and additional KSD Safety officers on campus Thursday.

“We have just sent out a message to all KM parents that should they choose to keep their child out of school tomorrow (Thursday) because of their own concerns, we will respect that decision and the absence will be excused,” the statement said.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Jana Wheeler

    A Halloween prank, maybe? A threat is a crime that needs to be dealt with. Peoples lives aren’t worth going to prison the rest of your life.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.