‘Joke’ investigated at Chimacum High School

CHIMACUM — One student received an emergency expulsion after a investigation following a report that a student overheard another student say that there would be a sale of a gun after school the same day.

No gun was found after Chimacum Junior/Senior High officials and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated Thursday afternoon, said Superintendent Rick Thompson.

Two students were pulled from class and searched, Thompson said. They were not identified.

The vehicle of the student who was alleged to have plans to buy a gun was searched and ammunition was found, Thompson said. That student was place on emergency expulsion. School officials and the student will discuss next steps after winter break.

The other student involved said it was a joke.

All parents impacted were contacted, Thompson said.

The school operated as usual on Thursday and Friday, the last day before winter break on Friday.

“We take student and staff safety seriously,” Thompson said. “Our administrators acted swiftly and professionally.

“Threats or jokes about school violence in any form are not funny and will be investigated promptly,” he added.

“I encourage any student, parent, or community member to use our anonymous safety reporting system found on our website to report any suspicious activity.”

People can report any tips anonymously using the safety reporting button on the district’s website at www.csd49.org and officials will follow up immediately, they said.

More in News

Clallam, Jefferson counties win grants for broadband

Funding to build out systems during the next two to three years

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Miller Peninsula State Park planning update presented Thursday

State Parks commission to hear plan on Thursday

Cynthia Daily cradles an injured red-tailed hawk, one of the patients at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue. Birds from across the North Olympic Peninsula receive care at Daily’s avian hospital in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Winter weather hits birds

Rescue center answers calls to help injured animals

Lawsuit against mandate delayed

Proof of vaccine may be lifted by March

DOT sets overnight closures of Hood Canal Bridge

The state Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight closures of… Continue reading

Three die from COVID-19 in Clallam County

Health officer expects more hospitalizations, deaths

Construction of temporary bypass at Indian Creek expected to begin Feb. 7

Construction to replace a culvert under U.S. Highway 101… Continue reading

Presentation to highlight electric vehicles

Speaker to review current options, history of EVs

Most Read