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Shelton High targeted in shooting hoax

Law enforcement arrived at school in 3 minutes


Shelton Police, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Squaxin Island Police and Skokomish Police responded to what turned out to be a false account of a student with a gun at Shelton High School.

According to the City of Shelton social media, the original call Thursday morning stated a student was in the parking lot with an AR-15. Police responded, searched the area and found no sign of a suspect or a shooting. The Shelton School District was given the all-clear just before noon.

There were similar “swatting” calls reported the same morning at Aberdeen High School and W.F. West High School...

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