Middle school student arrested for bringing gun to school

Officers rushed to Hawkins Middle School in Mason County, near Seattle, after a report of an active shooter in the school cafeteria. The North Mason School District reported about 12:40 p.m. that no shots were fired and police found no signs of a shooter.

Initial reports were conflicting but indicate there is no active shooter at the campus.

Mason County Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told KIRO 7 the school is in lockdown.

The sheriff's office said multiple agencies were on the scene investigating, and that the school was being evacuated. His connection to the Hawkins Middle School incident remains unclear.




The message to parents at this time is to "hold tight" until the situation is stabilized.

Reports began streaming in around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday of an active shooter at the school, but the North Mason School District reported around 11:50 a.m. that there was no shooter at the school. "We are clearing all buildings", they said on Twitter.

According to North Mason School District Superintendent Dana Rosenbach, North Mason High School and Hawkins Middle School are on lockdown after deputies took a student into custody after a report of a student with a gun.

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