Wenatchee High School, Pioneer Middle School students told to shelter in place


Wenatchee High School and Pioneer Middle School students were told to shelter in place this afternoon as police dealt with a “situation” in proximity to the schools, the school district said in a press release.

The order was given at 2 p.m. and lifted shortly after.

Capt. Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department said police and members of the drug task force were were serving a search warrant in the 900 block of Howard Street.

He said at least one suspect was taken into custody. Drug activity that close to a school building can carry additional legal penalties.

During a shelter in place, all doors and windows are locked and nobody is allowed in or out of the buildings.

Diana Haglund, the district’s communications director, said students were not in immediate danger and the shelter in place order was precautionary.