Around 8:10 this morning Rainier Christian Schools, located at 15717 152nd Ave SE, was placed under a lockdown as a precaution.
The school was on lockdown for 30 minutes before parents and students were given the clear to enter the building around 8:40 a.m.
Police officers responded to reports of an erratic driver in the school parking lot, according to a letter sent out by Randy McMillan, head of the school.
Once on scene, the officers determined the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license. While running the plates on the vehicle, the letter stated, the suspect fled on foot.
The police officers requested the school go on lockdown as a precaution.
“Students were always safe. The individual never posed a direct threat to the school. The individual involved did not have a weapon. Our systems and staff responded promptly and efficiently to ensure the safety of all involved. The police response was very helpful to ensure everyone’s safety,” the letter read.
The letter also apologized for any miscommunication or inconvenience to parents who may have thought the school was closed for the day.
Some readers also wrote into the Reporter and noted that during the lockdown, the Starbucks on the corner of state Route 169 also went into a lockdown.