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Sehome High School locked down for nearby police action

Bellingham Police Tweeted at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10: "We asked Sehome HS to go into a precautionary lock down while dealing with an issue at a nearby apartment. Matter resolved. This issue had nothing to do with the school other than proximity. Thanks to all that expressed concern."

Sehome High School website posted this:

"Bellingham police asked Sehome High School to go into lockdown as a safety precaution.

"All Sehome High school students and staff were safe inside the school.

"Police were investigating a situation at a nearby apartment building.

"All doors of the school were locked and students and staff were safe inside."

Tanya Rowe, communications director for Bellingham Public Schools, said the incident lasted about 20 minutes. The district also sent parents a message about the lock down.