Police asked Hollywood Hill Elementary School officials to keep children inside during recess Thursday while they looked for Caitlin Brown, a 15-year-old Woodinville High School student who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon.
The girl's body was found in the general area of the school just before noon, according to Woodinville Police Chief Sydney Jackson. She said she doesn't believe there was "foul play" in connection with the girl's death.
A note to parents on Thursday from Hollywood Hill Elementary Principal Scott Beebe:
Dear Hollywood Hill Community,
Earlier today I sent an email concerning police activity in the area. That activity is continuing here as we approach the end of the day. We were asked by Woodinville Police to keep our students inside for recess today, which we also did.
At no time were our students in danger whatsoever, and we were never in a lockdown of any sort.
Since the police activity is continuing, and out of respect for their work, we are canceling after school activities and making alternate arrangements for students involved in all after school activities as well as for students who walk home out the 172nd Street exit.
If you pick up your student by the back gate, the 172nd exit, you will need to come around to the parent pickup area in the front today. We will have district security folks out there helping direct traffic. We will not have students exiting the building towards the back of the school by the playground. Again, come around to the 148th entrance to pick up students.
We anticipate the parking lot being more congested than usual, so your patience is appreciated as we get our kids home safely.
We will also have a bus on standby for students who we are not able to contact anyone to come pick up, so your students will be safely delivered home.
That is all I can share at this time.
Scott Beebe, principal
Hollywood Hill Elementary
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