Marysville shooting occurs less than 2 weeks before Washington voters decide on new gun control measures
This post isn’t to discuss the details of the ongoing event, but rather to point out that it appears the Marysville Police were scheduled to run a SWAT training exercise Thursday or perhaps Friday too. We can’t know for sure because they scraped all references to it from the Internet.
Major props to Lori Price of LegitGov for catching this:
CNN host Brooke Baldwin, covering breaking news of the school shooting in Marysville, Washington, announces that she has a live update regarding the school shooting. Baldwin said she’s been just handed a paper with new information, which she will read on the air. She asks for viewers to, quoting, “bear with her,” as she reads it “cold.” She reads: “Marysville Police will be holding SWAT training today –” Baldwin then interrupts herself, and states, “Oh. This is from yesterday.” Later, the host announces, “initially, students thought this was a fire drill.”
When Googling the SWAT drill in Marysville, the official school district website is the first result:
However, when you click on this link, the announcement has been disappeared and replaced by the following:
October 24, 2014: The Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded. The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.
Students who attend MPHS campus are being relocated to the Shoultes Community Church at the corner of 116th and 51st Street. Buses will take students home from there. Those parents in the area wanting to pick up their child will need to go to the church location and sign out their child out with school administrator or law enforcement.
All after-school activities across the district are canceled today.
UPDATE 1: There are controversial gun control measures on the ballot in Washington state to be voted on in less than 2 weeks – http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/10/10/rival-gun-measures-on-ballot-in-washington/
UPDATE 2: A high school around 65 miles north of Marysville held an “active shooter” exercise involving multiple agencies Thursday as well – http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/22/3928022/police-drill-to-be-held-thursday.html
Courtesy of Activist Post.