False alarms triggers lockdown at Sehome High School

Sehome High School, located across the street from Western's Buchanan Towers and Birnam Wood residence facilities, entered lockdown this morning after a false call of an active shooter was placed and received by the school. Similar false-alarm calls were also placed to Blaine and Mount Vernon high schools this morning. Police responded, the school was searched, and the lockdown ended shortly thereafter. 

Western will update the campus community on this event should new information become available.

We know that events like this can be triggering and stressful; resources for students who feel impacted are available through Student Counseling Services by calling 360-650-3164. Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program at hr.wwu.edu/employee-assistance-program.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022