Sarah saw an inquiry we posted to Twitter and wrote with this information:
The Shoreline Police department visited Briarcrest Elementary this morning as a 'thank you and congratulations' to the students for raising over $1000 during their Hopelink End Summer Hunger coin drive. The entire student body was present to watch the King County Guardian One helicopter land on the playground. The classes took turns getting an up close look at the helicopter and talk to the pilots. It is an exciting event for the school.
So there you go - the mystery of this morning's helicopter solved!
Were you there? What was it like? Get any photos? If so, please send us some! :)
Do you think this is a good thing for the Police to do, because it encourages and excites the students? Or is it an improper use of tax money and government resources? If you have any thoughts about this sort of thing, feel free to share them in the comments section.