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Student Situation Resolved - 05/17/18

Clarkston, WA - Clarkston School District.  This morning at approximately 10:30 a.m., a situation with a student at LMS escalated to a point that was cause for concern for student and staff safety.  The student ran away and returned to enter LMS to hide.  The school followed district protocol and went into a “lockout” immediately, as did neighboring school Heights Elementary.  Students and staff continued normal teaching and learning activities within the school building with a secure perimeter during the “lockout”. 

District surveillance video footage then confirmed that the individual exited the building and fled into the community.  Both schools remained in lockout due to safety concerns related to the possibility of the student’s return to the area.  Local law enforcement immediately began looking for the individual and did so for nearly four hours until finally apprehending the individual at approximately 2:10 p.m.  At that time, both schools lifted the lockout and resumed normal operations.

Thank you to our community and law enforcement for their outstanding collaboration during these events.

Clarkston DECA "Takes-Over" - 05/14/18

Clarkston, WA - Clarkston High School's DECA Chapter is sponsoring the 38th annual DECA Takeover at Gateway Square on Friday, May 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Students will train for nine days prior to the takeover day and learn aspects of the position they’re assigned.  This year's DECA Takeover involves 127 students divided among eight area businesses including: Albertsons, Starbucks, McDonald's, Taco Time, Gateway Golf, Tender Care Children’s Center, Orange Hippo Bakery and Kenzie’s Koffee’s two locations. In addition to area businesses, DECA students are also completing job shadow experiences in the health, education, manufacturing, and financial industries.

DECA is an association of marketing students, an international organization that allows students to learn about all the different aspects of marketing and business. The DECA Takeover day is a great experience for employees and students alike.   Albertson’s will run in-store special sales in each of its departments.  Contact Lynn Carey at 509-758-9724 with any questions.