Cedarcrest high school locked down during nearby police operation Wednesday

Cedarcrest High School briefly went into lockdown mode Wednesday afternoon, March 27, due to a police operation a few blocks away.

According to a statement from Riverview School District, at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Duvall police notified staff at Cedarcrest High School and the Eagle Rock Multi-Age school that an incident was in progress near 147th Court, and that students should stay inside.

Duvall Police Cmdr. Carey Hert told the Record that police were doing a mental health check on a resident who was said to be armed.

"For his safety, we had to go in and get him," Hert said. "We didn't want kids and buses going through the area," in case of trouble.

Officers in about 15 police vehicles responded, from both the Duvall-Carnation department and from Redmond, King County Sheriff's Department and the SWAT team. In the event, the man, cooperated with officers; Hert said two firearms were found in the home.

At 2:05, police re-contacted the high school, saying most students could be released, except for students living in the area of 147th Court. Those students were to stay at school until they could contact their parents.

At 2:35 p.m., teachers got word that the police had the situation at 147th Court under control. All students were to go home on their regular routes.


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