Kentlake High School Lockdown Today – There have been several reports of an armed person at a school in Kent, Washington. According to sources, there is a heavy police presence at Kentlake High School located at 21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent, WA, following reports of a person with a gun. A lockdown has been initiated by the school authorities as a precaution. People are asked to stay away from the school as authorities are responding to the situation.
Witnesses claim to have seen helicopters and a SWAT unit outside the school. Despite rumors that a student was threatening people and carrying a pistol, authorities are reportedly moving groups out of each room. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Kentlake High School
Kentlake High School is a public high school, of more than 1,500 students located in Kent, Washington, United States. It is part of the Kent School District. Kentlake High School was designed by the architectural firm Burr Lawrence Rising and was a prison gate and built-in 1997. Built to accommodate 1600 students, the brick-exterior, two-story facility has 232,000 square feet (21,600 m2) for student use. Under a cooperative agreement with King County Parks, an adjacent 10-acre (40,000 m2) site provides additional fields for Kentlake’s athletic programs.
Kentlake welcomed its first student body, the classes of 1999 and 2000 in grades 10–11, when it opened on September 2, 1997. Kentlake opened to grades 9–12 during the 2004–05 school year. During the 2010-2011 school year, Dr. Joe Potts, former assistant principal of Kentwood High School, replaced Diana Pratt as the principal of Kentlake. The replacement was followed by the hiring of two assistant principals – Dylan Smith and Jordanne Nevin.
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