A man was arrested in front of Capital High School on Wednesday after police received reports that he was threatening students with a Taser, Olympia police said.
A Washington State Patrol trooper confronted the man, Anya Adora, 33. Olympia police took him into custody.
The school had begun to lock down as soon as staff became aware of the incident, police said.
A few students saw Adora yelling from the lawn area above the lower parking lot and reported him to administrators, school district spokesman Peter Rex said. He arrived about an hour before school buses began arriving at the campus, Rex added.
Adora was being held at the Olympia City Jail on suspicion of harassment and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, Olympia police Cmdr. Tor Bjornstad said. Officials are seeking a court order for a "safe-to-be-at-large" assessment in light of Internet postings Adora allegedly made about the incident, among other things, Bjornstad said.
In a MySpace blog post dated May 28 and titled "Dead Kids Aren't Funny," Adora wrote, "In about an hour or so, Teens from Capital High School will be parking out from of my house, and littering as usual... If i SHOOT ONE, perhaps the FIRST ONE TO PARK OUTSIDE, Can i PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT MY GENDER ISSUES?"
The postings are cause for concern for public safety, Bjornstad said. "We want to make sure we've done all we can do before we release him," he said.