Deputies arrest suspect, causing Carlsborg school to briefly ‘shelter-in-place’

Greywolf Elementary School in Carlsborg went into “shelter-in-place status” this morning for more than 45 minutes as Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputies sought out and arrested a suspected criminal.

Sequim School District sent out a notification to parents/guardians that at 10:30 a.m. on May 23 that school officials were notified by the sheriff’s department they had law enforcement activity in the area.

“Greywolf campus transitioned into a shelter-in-place status and staff were notified to keep students inside the building,” school district staff wrote.

Activity at the school at 171 Carlsborg Road continued safely and as usual, they wrote, and exterior doors are always locked and the building secured throughout the day.

Chief Criminal Deputy Amy Bundy wrote via email that deputies had “probable cause to arrest an individual who took off on foot prior to us locating him.”

She wrote, “The individual was suffering from a mental health condition and had unpredictable behavior.

“I alerted the school as a precaution because his last known location was in proximity to the school.

“We have since located and arrested him so there is no cause for further alarm.”

A follow-up district email said the school was given the all-clear to resume all activities as usual at 11:07 a.m.

“Our primary concern is always for the safety of our students and staff, and we appreciate the partnership of local law enforcement in ensuring that our schools can appropriately respond in light of such events,” district officials wrote in their initial email.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we follow shelter-in-place protocol and await further word from our sheriff’s department.”

Further information on who was arrested and where was not immediately available.

No injuries were reported.