Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies didn’t find anything suspicious after Olympic View Elementary received a threat and was locked down Wednesday afternoon.
Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said that a school staff member called 911 at 3:14 p.m. to report that they had received a call in which an automated voice said, “I want to kill, I am near, I am in the school.” The school was placed on lockdown, and deputies arrived there a few minutes later.
District spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve said that most of the students had gone home for the day before the threat, but some students and staff were inside the school.
Deputies and Washington State troopers searched the school for about an hour and cleared the scene at about 4:30 p.m.
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A similar call was made Tuesday to Julia Butler Hansen Elementary in the Olympia School District, Ziesemer said. Nothing suspicious was found at that school either.