University High School student arrested for making threat

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A University High School student was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to shoot up the school.

On Wednesday, Spokane Valley School Resource Deputy Lawler began investigating information regarding a threat made by an unidentified student at University High School. Deputy Lawler contacted school administration and informed them of the threat.

The student was quickly identified and contacted. He was cooperative and stated he had gotten into an argument with three other students and felt they were ganging up on him. The student had gotten angry and made the threat. He stated he had no intention to harm anyone and made the comment out of anger.

The student was charged with felony harassment, threats to harm.

The Spokane Valley Police Department would like parents to talk with their children about reporting threats made at school to a school staff member of School Resource Deputy. These threats are taken seriously and they will be held accountable, even if they are said out of anger.