By Mario Lotmore | Last updated September 30, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Meadowdale High School went into lockdown at approximately 10 a.m. today following a nearby Lynnwood Police Department investigation of a reports of a person brandishing a firearm at Meadowdale Neighborhood Park, which is adjacent to the high school.

According to school officials, at the same time as the police investigation, school officials were made aware of a social media post that indicated a potential threat to the campus.

Police searched the nearby park and the school campus and did not locate a suspect. Police did identify and question a person suspected of posting a threat to campus on social media. It is not known at this time if the incidents are related.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., school officials and the Lynnwood Police Department determined it was safe to resume normal operations at Meadowdale High School.

Police are continuing to investigate both incidents and there are extra police officers on campus for the rest of the day.  School activities returned as normal.

Emergency vehicles were parked in the Beverly Elementary School parking lot during the lockdown as a precautionary measure.

If anyone has additional information regarding these two incidents, they are encouraged to contact Principal David Shockley at or call (425) 431-7650.

“School safety is a top priority. We commend and thank our students and staff for staying calm and behaving well during the lockdown. We understand that an incident such as this can be unsettling for all involved so we want you to know that counseling support is available. We appreciate the Lynnwood Police Department for their work to ensure student safety during this incident today,” said Principal David Shockley, Meadowdale High School.

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Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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