North Idaho

Anonymous person threatens to shoot Lake City student

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating a threat made against a Lake City High School student.

The Coeur d'Alene Police Department said on Sunday at 10:45 p.m., they were notified about threats made to shoot a female student at school on Monday. The threat was made via social media because the student refused to send a nude picture to the anonymous suspect, according to investigators.

Police believe the suspect deliberately chose social media apps that would hide his/her identity. At this time, Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives are working to identify and locate this suspect.

Police said threats are always treated seriously and fully investigated. Administrators with Coeur d’Alene Public Schools and Lake City High School have been notified and are working with law enforcement. Throughout the day there will be additional police officers at area schools, including Lake City High School, looking for any suspicious activity, according to police.

“We will remain visible and diligent all day,” Lake City High Principal Deanne Clifford said. “Our No. 1 priority is the safety of our students.”

The district said Clifford is available all day to meet with any parent who has concerns.

The district said students who engage in such behavior face disciplinary action, up to expulsion, and also could be charged with a crime.

This is an active investigation. Anyone, including students, with information related to this incident should contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately. You can remain anonymous.