Center School Seattle Evacuation: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The Center School in Seattle has been evacuated after a student said he brought a Molotov Cocktail to the campus.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. A Student Has Been Arrested at the School

The student is 16 years old and has been taken into custody. The boy was turned in by a classmate, according to KOMO reporter Jon Humbert. The Seattle Police later confirmed that there are no outstanding suspects in the incident.

2. Just 3 Days Ago, the Nation Was Shocked by the School Shooting in Marysville

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This possible attack comes just three days after Jaylen Fryberg shot and killed two classmates in addition to wounding another two in Marysville, Washington, close to Seattle.

3. Nobody Was Hurt

We have no reports of any injuries at this point. According to Q13’s Kelly O’Connell, surrounding buildings including Seattle’s Children’s Museum have been evacuated. KOMO News reports that the evacuation is completely precautionary.

4. There’s Only 300 Students at Center School

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The image attached to Center School’s Wikipedia page.

The Center School is a small, arts-driven, high school in Seattle. There are just 300 students at the school. It’s located at 305 Harrison Street inside the Seattle Center complex.

5. Center School Has Come In for Heavy Criticism in the Past

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The school is located within the Seattle Center complex. (Google Street View)

The school has come under criticism for perceived racial disparity. 83 percent of students are white while the entire Seattle School District is just 40 percent white.

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