Lindbergh High School Copes With Student Death

The Renton Police Department wants to question Jarod Lane, the ex-boyfriend of the 17-year-old victim who was killed.

A former Lindbergh High School student is being sought as a “person of interest” in an that took place on Friday, May 25, at a home in the 12000 block of S.E. 164th Street.

Police have identified the person of interest as 19-year-old Jarod T. Lane. According to Lane’s Facebook page, he graduated from in 2011.

The victim is a 17-year-old girl in Lindbergh’s junior class.

Renton School District spokesman Randy Matheson said students were asked to stay on campus during lunch. The school is normally an open campus, so some students still tried to venture off campus.

“It’s still difficult to manage,” he said, adding that faculty members were outside during lunch directing students to stay on campus.

School counselors, as well as contracted counselors from a company called Far West, were already on campus by mid-morning to help students, faculty and staff cope with the sudden and unexpected death.

A number of students had already left campus with their parents, he said, especially close friends of the victim.

The school is also working with detectives to make the victim’s friends available for questioning.

“Right now our job is to provide factual information about the safety of our students and staff,” he said. “We want them to know if it’s OK to walk home after school, to be emotionally and physically safe. We’ll let the police release the facts about the crime itself.”

Patch will post more information as it becomes available.


Kari Kopnick May 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Kudos to LHS staff and faculty for keeping parents informed and keeping students feeling cared for.


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