The prosecutor equates doing so with those brave enough to report domestic violence: that it is what he calls “homicide prevention.”
“The worst possible outcome is for someone … not to do something about it,” Hauge said.
There have been at least two people arrested in Kitsap County on suspicion of felony threats charges that relate to the Virginia shootings.
In both cases, 911 calls initiated a law enforcement investigation, and resulted in prosecutor’s charges.
Incidents like Virginia Tech and the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 tend to create a heightened sense of public fear that someone else could follow the respective murderers’ footsteps.
The message, again, from police and Hauge is make the 911 call, just to be safe.