North Mason shuts down several schools as sheriff's office investigates threats of violence

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North Mason School District
North Mason School District

Three schools in North Mason School District will be closed Tuesday as the Mason County Sheriff's Office investigates threats of violence.

The school district issued an alert Monday evening regarding the closure of North Mason High School and James. A Taylor High School, as well as Hawkins Middle Schools. All three schools are located at NMSD's main campus in Belfair.

"The sheriff's department is investigating threats of violence and has recommended that we close the upper campus until the investigations are over," the alert said. "We will share more information as appropriate when it becomes available."

There will be no before- or after-school activities at the high schools or middle school. Belfair and Sand Hill elementary schools will operate under normal conditions.

This isn't the first threat of violence involving North Mason School District this school year. In December, the district revealed that two students at Hawkins Middle School made verbal plans to bring weapons to school and described where they'd use the weapons. Other students reported the incident to administrators, who notified the sheriff's office.

This article originally appeared on Kitsap Sun: North Mason School District shuts down several schools due to threats

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