Lockdowns at Mead Elementary and Inglewood Middle School were lifted at around 2 p.m., according to the Lake Washington School District's Facebook page.
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All Sammamish schools are out of lockdown and students are being released to go home. Some students may be late in getting home because their buses were delayed.
Earlier, the school district posted that Mead Elementary was under lockdown because of "non-school-related police activity" on the plateau. Inglewood had already dismissed its students but those who remained on campus were placed on lockdown, the post said.
Sgt. Jessica Sullivan of the Sammamish Police Department said officers responded to a burglary call in the 2700 block of 226th Place NE at around 12:15 p.m. A neighbor called 911 after seeing a man knock on the door of the empty home and then proceed to the back of the house.
Because the call was placed immediately, Sullivan said, police were able to arrive before the suspect was able to steal a lot of valuables. Officers are still processing the scene to determine what—if anything—might be missing, she said.
“This is a great example of our neighborhood watch program and neighbors watching out for neighbors," she said. "We were able to get there very quickly.”
The man fled by foot when officers arrived. A K9 unit tracked him for 45 minutes but was ultimately unsuccessful, and police believe the suspect may have gotten into a vehicle.
Police are continuing their investigation into the burglary but have concluded their physical search, Sullivan said.