(CBS Seattle) – South King County’s Kentwood High School has been evacuated after school officials uncovered an e-mail vowing a hostage takeover and “bloodbath” at the school, according to KOMO News.

District officials confirmed the school had been placed on lockdown before  an evacuation of 2,000 students took place. Students were sent home as part of a voluntary early dismissal, according to KOMO.

The King County Sheriff’s Department says the emailed threat came from a former student who sent the message after hacking into another former student’s account.

A department spokeswoman says investigators are currently working with the Kent police on tracking down the suspect.

All evening activities at the school were canceled.

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