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The Anacortes School District continues to cooperate with the Anacortes Police Department on a likely prank bomb threat, based on a message left on a district voicemail over the weekend.

Based on the nature of the call, APD and ASD continue to believe the call was a prank. ASD has provided APD all necessary information and files to continue their investigation and attempt to find the person(s) responsible for this threat. 

“The safety and security of our students and staff is our highest priority, and we will take all precautions necessary to keep everyone safe, even in the face of a likely prank, “ said Superintendent Justin Irish. “I would like to thank the Anacortes Police Department, and especially our Student Resource Officer Travis Dotzauer, for their help in quickly responding to this situation.” 

The voicemail, which was retrieved on Tuesday morning, following the Memorial Day weekend, did not specify a targeted building. Anacortes High School and Cap Sante buildings were evacuated briefly so that officers could conduct a more thorough search, after it was discovered that the building’s alarm system was left unarmed over the weekend. District staff and Anacortes Police officers conducted searches of all district buildings and determined there was no threat. The district will continue to review and refine its protocols to continue to ensure safety and security of our students, staff, and property. 

During urgent and emergent situations, the district attempts to broadly communicate with families, staff, and students, via email, text messages, voicemail, and social media. If you would like to check or update your communication settings, please contact Torhil Ramsay in the Superintendent’s Office: 360-503-1211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Anacortes Police Department (360) 293-4684. If you have questions regarding the district’s response, please contact the Superintendent’s Office: (360) 503-1210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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