Wenatchee Police and School District Investigate Ominous Messages

District Officials and local Law Enforcement Don't Consider the Messages a "Threat", but take it seriously.

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Messages Found in Boys Bathroom

WENATCHEE, WA – Wenatchee School District officials and the Wenatchee Police Department are investigating ominous messages found at the high school in the boys bathroom.  The messages state “don’t come to school March 2nd.”  According to a release from the School District, the messages were found in a boys bathroom at Wenatchee High Wednesday.

Here’s the official letter to parents from Wenatchee High School Principal Eric Anderson:

For Immediate Release
Contact Brian Flones or Mark Helm, 509.663.8161

February 22, 2018

Wenatchee High School Parents

Yesterday, February 21st, two messages were found on the boy’s bathroom walls at WHS stating, don’t come to school March 2nd.  Administration did an investigation, watched video, followed all leads and at this time, have no suspects.

We are continuing our investigation in conjunction with the Wenatchee Police Department.  If we are able to identify the culprit, the full extent of the law and school discipline will be administered.

It is important to understand that the Wenatchee Police Department does not believe this to be a credible threat.  It is also important to note that there is no specific threat mentioned.  The messages simply said, don’t come to school.  However, we are taking this seriously, have invested significant time and personnel to investigating this matter, and will continue to do so.  If you or your student have any information that may help us solve this case, please contact us with that information.

As we move forward, we will have an increased security presence next week and plan on school running as normal on March 2nd.  We will keep you informed as more information becomes available and of course, we will continue to rely on the Wenatchee Police Department for guidance and next steps.

Sincerely,

Eric Anderson, Principal

Eric Anderson also provided this audio message to District parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in Wenatchee with his dog Oakley and has one daughter, Gracie (18) who is a freshman at Central Washington University.