At 1:55 p.m. today (Tuesday, January 17th), it was reported to Stanwood High School administrators that there was a potential firearm on campus. The campus was immediately placed in lock down while the Stanwood Police Department and administration conducted an investigation.


The investigation confirmed that the weapon was discovered in the trunk of a locked car, owned by a retired police officer. The Stanwood Police department is continuing to investigate the situation. Students were in lock down for approximately 10 minutes.

Students and staff are to be commended for their professionalism and patience during the lock down. Our students and staff safety remains the district’s top priority.