A preliminary investigation of a threat received by Westfield High School on Jan. 25 indicates it originated outside of the state.
Evidence also shows that similar calls were made from the same telephone number to government entities in other states, both before and after the WHS incident. A press release from the Westfield Washington Schools stated that in each case, no credible threats appeared to have existed.
WHS received the threat at approximately 11 a.m. Jan. 25 and immediately sheltered in place. Neither the school district nor the Westfield Police Dept. have specified what the threat was. After the WPD secured the building, WHS resumed normal activities.
A press release from WWS stated, “Extensive resources are dedicated to identifying and prosecuting those responsible for making this threat. Because this incident remains an active criminal investigation, there will be no additional comment at this time.”