Security Increased After Threatening Note Found At Sylvester Middle School


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Over Memorial Day weekend, some vandalism was done to Burien’s Sylvester Middle School, which included a “threatening note,” according to a statement released by Highline Public Schools.

Burien Police were alerted, and security has been increased at the school, beginning Tuesday (May 31st) and continuing through the rest of this week. Two Burien Police cars were visible as school began Tuesday morning as students went to class.

“While the police believe that the threat is not credible, we want to err on the side of caution and share this information with you,” reads a note released by the school and signed by Principal Vicki Fisher, which we’ve published below:

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We checked in with Catherine Carbone-Rogers, Highline School District Director of Communication and Community Engagement, who told us that there is nothing unusual about the increase in security, which she says is “just a precaution.”

She would not reveal any more information about the threat however.

Carbone-Rogers also reiterated Fisher’s stance by stating that the school prefers to “err on the side of caution” and are working closely with police.

School was conducted as usual Tuesday, and students were all given copies of the same letter from Principal Fisher, who was unavailable for comment.

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