Kentlake High School shooting Today, Report of armed person active shooter on Kent School District City
Kentlake High School in Kent, Washington, is presently on lockdown following reports of an armed individual on the premises. The school, located at 21401 SE Falcon Way, has seen an increased police presence, including helicopters and a SWAT unit, responding to the situation. School authorities have implemented the lockdown as a precautionary measure, urging the public to avoid the area while law enforcement addresses the ongoing incident.
Witnesses on the scene have reported that, despite initial rumors suggesting a student with a firearm making threats, authorities are methodically evacuating groups from each room. Thankfully, as of the latest updates, there are no reported injuries associated with the incident.
Kentlake High School, part of the Kent School District, is a public institution serving over 1,500 students. Designed by the architectural firm Burr Lawrence Rising, the school opened its doors in 1997, featuring a two-story brick-exterior facility spanning 232,000 square feet. Initially catering to grades 10–11, it expanded to include grades 9–12 in the 2004–05 school year.
In the 2010-2011 school year, Dr. Joe Potts assumed the role of principal, succeeding Diana Pratt. The administrative team was further bolstered by assistant principals Dylan Smith and Jordanne Nevin. Additionally, operating under a cooperative agreement with King County Parks, the school enjoys the benefit of an adjacent 10-acre site, providing extra fields for its athletic programs.