By Robert Jordan, Founder, SITE|SAFETYNET℠

Tragic Incident at Garfield High School

A teenager was fatally shot near Garfield High School on Thursday afternoon, as reported by the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Despite lifesaving efforts, the student succumbed to his injuries at Harborview Medical Center. This tragic event has deeply affected the Seattle community, prompting immediate responses from city officials and law enforcement.

Immediate Response and Investigation

The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the 400 block of 23rd Avenue. SPD officers responded quickly, providing medical aid until the Seattle Fire Department arrived. The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition but later died. The suspect, described as a high school-aged male, has not yet been located.

Community and Official Reactions

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and Interim Police Chief Sue Rahr expressed their grief and commitment to increasing community safety efforts without over-policing. Garfield High School Principal Tarance Hart, Ph.D., announced that the school would be closed on Friday, June 7, and Monday, June 10, with support services available for students and staff.

The Need for Enhanced School Safety

This tragic incident underscores the urgent need for enhanced safety measures in schools. At SITE|SAFETYNET℠, we are committed to providing comprehensive safety assessment platforms that offer real-time insights and automated safety reports to address potential threats proactively. We aim to support educational institutions in creating safer environments for students and staff. OVERVIEW HERE!

Call to Action

Parents and community members, like Alicia Spanswick and Christle Young, advocate for increased police presence on campus to deter violence and ensure safety. The Garfield High PTSA is also calling for these changes to protect students.


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This tragic event highlights the critical need for improved school safety measures. Together, we can work towards creating a secure environment for all students.

Protecting Our Students, Inc. 

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