Court docs: Two Ferris High School students being investigated for threats made over Instagram

Exterior of Ferris High School
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Two Ferris High School students are being investigated for felony harassment after they reportedly made threats over social media.

Court records show the threats were made to a female student on Instagram. According to court documents, the threats included photos of a gun and hashtags about a school shooting.

The girl’s father contacted the school about what was happening and the assistant principal ultimately reported the threats to police.

One of the boys was reportedly interested in dating the victim, but she had told him no in the past. The assistant principal said the boy had a history of sending harassing notes to other students in previous years.

Police identified a second suspect because he shared the Instagram account in which the threatening messages were coming from, court documents show.

Authorities have filed a search warrant to seize cell phones and electronic devices, as well as the double-barreled shotgun seen in the photo.