Students nationwide led walkouts on March 14 at 10:00 a.m. for 17 minutes to honor and remember the 17 students and staff who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Just about every school district in Washington saw students participate in some way.
The South Bend School District learned of a threat that a student intended to harm other students and himself on March 14. A courageous student came forward and notified staff of the threat after hearing it during lunch. The district took immediate actions to handle the threat including calling in police and bringing the student in for questioning.
According to a press release from South Bend Superintendent Jon Tienhaara several other students also heard the threat from the student, that he intended to harm students and himself. They took immediate actions to ensure student safety and after the student was questioned by South Bend Police Chief Dave Eastham he was placed into protective custody and transported for a professional mental health evaluation.
The City of Raymond Public Works Department is near completion of repairing and backfilling where a wastewater line broke at the Riverfront Park next to the Northwest Carriage Museum. Many residents had suspicion the city was placing a new addition to the park such as a pond or fountain. "It would be pretty nice to have one," Raymond Public Works Director Eric Weiberg said. "Unfortunately, the city has a lot of other projects that I think funding would be a higher priority towards."