Yakima Sch. Dist.
Emergency Messages as of 4:59 am, Sat. Jul. 13
No information currently posted.
News Release
Lockdown Lifted at Local Schools Following Serious Incident Near 41st Ave and Arlington - 09/12/23

We are writing to update you following the serious incident that occurred earlier today near 41st Avenue and Arlington. Two previous messages were sent directly to the staff and families of the affected schools to inform them of immediate safety measures. Specifically, Whitney, Wilson, and Eisenhower schools were placed on lockdown, while Nob Hill was put into Secure and Teach status as a precautionary measure.

We are relieved to report that the situation has now been resolved. Local law enforcement has given the all-clear, and all schools are transitioning back to normal operations. The lockdowns at Whitney, Wilson, and Eisenhower have been lifted, and Nob Hill has ended its Secure and Teach status. Buses held due to police activity on their routes have all delivered students to their schools.

Unfortunately, one 14-year-old Eisenhower student was injured by gunshot wounds to his extremities as part of the incident. He is receiving medical attention now, and his family has been notified. The incident will be thoroughly investigated by law enforcement.

We sincerely thank law enforcement agencies for their swift and effective response. The safety of our students, staff, and community remains our top priority, and we are thankful that the situation was resolved without further incident.

Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and support during this challenging time.

Yakima School District

View more news releases from Yakima Sch. Dist..