Redmond schools put in modified lockdown Tuesday

Police were conducting K9 track nearby

Four Redmond schools were put under modified lockdown on Nov. 5 after police began their K-9 track for a subject wanted in a domestic incident, according to the Redmond Police Department (RPD).

The lockdown impacted schools in the vicinity of the police search — Redmond High School, Redmond Middle School and Norman Rockwell, Horace Mann and Redmond elementary schools, police reported.

Officers responded to the domestic call at about 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. But due to the call being domestic in nature, there was little information provided on what led to the K-9 tracking.

The modified lockdown at Redmond High School started at around 7:45 a.m, according to the Lake Washington School District. Redmond Middle School was on a modified lockdown at around 8:45 a.m.

The elementary schools, the modified lockdowns started as soon as the school day began (between 8:50 a.m. and 9:20 a.m., depending on the school). And students were escorted into the building as soon as they arrived on campus.

The modified lockdown was lifted at around 9:50 a.m.

Andrea Wolf-Buck, public information officer for RPD did say however, that the public was not in danger, nor were students or the schools involved. The decision to go on modified lockdown, meaning classes would continue as normal but doors locked, was district led.

Police were unable to locate the subject, Wolf-Buck said. The investigation remains ongoing.

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