23rd and Jackson, 3:45 p.m. November 29
Another smart phone was stolen on a Metro bus November 29 (see the Jackson and Rainier report here, from November 13). The report does not indicate a connection between the two incidents.
From the police report:
Jonah at Publicola reports that some bathrooms at Garfield High School were closed last month in response to student rumors and concerns about robberies. School officials said the rumors stopped once they took action, and that they never identified any suspects or victims.
Garfield High School closed its second and third floor bathrooms to students last month after rumors circulated throughout the school that students were being robbed in the restroom.
The rumors became pervasive enough that school officials took action, closing four of the school’s nine bathrooms (all boys’ restrooms) for three days in early October, according to Seattle school district spokesman Teresa Wippel.
The school’s principal went as far as notifying the school’s parent/teacher association about the rumors, but because Garfield staff were unable to identify any suspects, or find any victims, they did not report the rumors to police.