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Medical and memorial funds created for Wedgwood victims

March 27th, 2013 by Support Staff

Both medical and memorial funds have been created for the victims and survivors of Monday’s tragic event near Eckstein Middle School.

And memorial flowers are being placed one block east of the school on Northeast 75th Street, at the intersection where two people were killed in a car accident that left two others – a mother and her 10-day-old child – in critical condition.

The memorial funds – three in call – were established by the Wedgwood Community Council and friends of the family.

The Wedgwood Community Council has established two funds at the Homestreet Bank – Wedgwood Branch office. Thanks to a crowd-sourcing guru from the neighborhood, we’ve created an easier venue for those looking to contribute to the Schulte family. Please, please, please help us spread the word about this so that we can really contribute to the grieving family. Also, friends of Karina’s have also set up a fund through FundRavr and have agreed to let us spread the word about their fund too. The need is great. Needless to say that everything raised will be given to the family. You can now click on the links below to access the giving page for each fund, deposit checks personally, or transfer money to the funds using the account information below.

For more information on making a deposit call this branch of Homestreet Bank directly at 206-525-2840.

For more information on the funds go to the community’s council’s website.

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Traffic tragedy near Eckstein Middle School

March 25th, 2013 by Support Staff

Update from Seattle Police:

Officers are on scene investigating a double fatality collision involving a driver who struck as many as four pedestrians, including an infant.

At approximately 4:10 p.m. officers and fire department medics responded to a 911 call of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at 33rd Avenue NE and NE 75th Street.  Officers are still on scene actively investigating the circumstances of the collision.

Fire department medics have declared two adult pedestrians deceased at the scene.  Two additional pedestrians, an adult female believed to be in her 20′s, and an infant were transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the involved vehicle is being investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.

This remains an active incident.

Additional details will be provided when they become available

From Seattle Fire:

PIO headed to scene of ax at 33rd Ave NE and NE 75th St. 2 adults DOA. All further fire info will be released on scene.

From Seattle Police:

#SeattlePD investigating a driver that struck 3 pedestrians at 33 Ave NE & NE 75th St. For more info go to spdblotter.seattle.gov/2013/03/25/veh…

Our news partner The Seattle Times is updating here.

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Teen arrested for bringing explosive device to Eckstein

October 4th, 2012 by Support Staff

Seattle Police today arrested a student at Eckstein Middle School for bringing a small explosive device on campus.

Staff at Eckstein, 3003 N.E. 75th Street, found the device during a search of the student’s backpack, police said.

From a press release:

SPD Arson/Bomb Squad Sergeant Verner O’Quinn says the small device—similar to a large firework—was not fully assembled. “Unless it was close to somebody,” Sgt. O’Quinn says. ”it would have only caused minor damage.”

Officers booked the student into Youth Service Center for possession of an explosive.

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Dogs attack school bus driver at Eckstein

January 27th, 2012 by Support Staff

Two dogs attacked a school bus driver this morning at Eckstein Middle School, leading to the school being locked down briefly.

Our news partners at The Seattle Times have the story about the attack, at 3003 N.E. 75th St.,  here.

The bus driver, who was taking a walk around the school before heading to another school, suffered puncture wounds to his hands, according to a recorded message sent to all Eckstein families. All students and staff were told to remain in their classrooms out of concern the dogs would strike again.

Police detained the dogs, said Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Lesley Rogers, who did not know what type of dogs they were.

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School sleepover ends with brick throwing

May 12th, 2010 by hillaryu

A recent sleepover event at Eckstein Middle School ended with some rattled nerves. SeattleCrime.com reports that students were in a classroom asleep around 2am on May 8 when a brick came crashing through a window, nearly hitting a girl.  The glass from the window cut her arms, but she didn’t need medical attention.  The police report doesn’t say whether officers believe someone was targeting the students, or if this was a burglary attempt.

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