Report of Shots Fired Forces Marcus Whitman-Cowiche Elementary Lockdown

Marcus Whitman Elementary goes into lockdown just before 10 a.m. because of a report of shots heard near the east playground.

Staff and students moved all staff and students to secured locations.  Yakima County Sheriff says the shots came from a farmer who had been shooting rodents in a field about 3/4 of a mile away.

All students were accounted for and confirmed safe within minutes of the lockdown.

As of 11 a.m., the school has returned to its regular routine.