News Madrona Elementary Heightens Security After Funeral
posted by January 23 at 16:56 PMon
33rd Ave & E Spring Street
Madrona Elementary was on alert today, following 14-year-old DeChe Morrison’s funeral last weekend.
Morrison—a freshman at Cleveland high school—was shot and killed on January 11th in South Seattle. The Seattle Police Department’s gang unit has been investigating the murder, and police were also present at Morrison’s funeral.
According to Seattle Schools spokesman David Tucker, district security and Madrona administrators received information which led to the alert. “There were some heightened concerns,” Tucker says, “and we wanted to increase our security as a precautionary measure. Tucker would not comment on the nature of the information the school received.
Today, all but one of the school’s entrances were secured and staff were told to be on alert for visitors. Classes continued as normal.