Things were back to a version of normal Friday morning, Sept. 21, as students arrived to Skyline High School in Sammamish after yesterday's closure due to an Internet threat of a shooting at the school.
Many parents drove students to school, but traffic in the student parking lot appeared lighter. One parent, Maureen Arnold, said her freshman son indicated that there were definitely fewer students than ususal on campus this morning.
Arnold said she herself is "just a tiny bit" nervous but her son, a runner, was nervous enough about the threats to worry at least a little about whether he looks "too much like a jock," Arnold said.
Arnold said it's difficult to judge how seriously to take the threat until it can be determined if it was truly a hoax by an individual who has nothing to do with Skyline, or more like an idle threat but from a student or former student here.
She says she was more concerned yesterday, especially after receiving a call from the district at 11:45 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 19, outlining the threat. She said getting a late night call always raises the alarms for parents.
After the bell rang, school administration praised the students' Facebook responses to the crisis over the schools intercom system, telling them that teachers will be talking to students in class about the events: "Today is going to be one of those days when we really take care of each other."
Final attendance numbers were not yet available from the district this morning.
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