Juvenile suspect arrested after social media threat prompts lockdown
School received Instagram threat from 11-year-old
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Update: Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the juvenile suspect at a residence in the area of Evergreen and 16th Ave. in Spokane Valley Friday morning.
He was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and booked for two felony counts of threats to bomb or injure property and two felony counts of harassment.
Previous: An unspecified threat from an 11-year-old boy led to a modified lockdown of both East Valley Middle School and Trentwood Elementary Friday morning.
Trentwood Elementary received the threat via Instagram post on Thursday, and the East Valley School district made the call then to go into a modified lockdown for both schools during the following school day.
This means that students will remain inside all day and the outside doors will be locked. Any parents who wanted to keep their kids home from school were allowed to do so with an excused absence.
At this time we do not know the exact nature of the threat. We do know that the child who made it is not an East Valley student.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department took the child into custody on Friday morning. We are still waiting to learn what charges, if any, the child will face.
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