(Everett, Wash.) At about 1:30pm on Thursday, October 15, I was on the Everett Community College (EvCC) campus when it went into lockdown. Students and faculty were alerted by campus security, through the school’s intercom system, to take shelter inside the nearest building. Security later informed that a police and canine pursuit of a burglary suspect near campus triggered the lock-down. This happened on the same afternoon that state-wide mandatory earthquake drills were performed. Some students on campus were confused, thinking that it was part of the planned earthquake drill. However, this time there was a real lockdown taking place. According to the EvCC Emergency Operations Guide #010, 2.B., “Threats that trigger an emergency lockdown are likely to be life-threatening.” Despite the confusion, many students said that they feel safe on campus.
This Oct. 24, marks the one year anniversary of the Marysville Philchuck High School shooting in Washington State.
Photo credit: Jenny Marin, Everett Community College
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