Belfair middle school placed on lockdown; district denies active-shooter report

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Deputies responding to the report of a shooter at Hawkins Middle School in Mason County say there is no active situation.

[12:04 p.m.] The middle school is located on the North Mason Main Campus, where the high school is also located.

Rosenbach did not say how the gun was discovered. However, the Mason County Sheriff's Office reported a student who was armed had been taken into custody and that there were no apparent injuries.

The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the school's cafeteria and gym.

Belfair is about 30 miles southwest of Seattle.

On their twitter page, the Mason County Sheriff's Department said they are continuing to search school buildings.

The sheriff's office is now clearing buildings on the campus. It includes Mason and Kitsap deputies, ATF, and Washington State Patrol. Our time-stamped updates are below, showing when information was received and how the story developed with information from authorities. Check back for updates.

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