Spokane area student arrested for social media threat

Spokane area student arrested for social media threat
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A 15-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly sending alarming and threatening videos via social media regarding sexual assault and blowing up a school in Spangle.

This is the second juvenile student to be arrested for making social media threats like this in the past week.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Bullion called Liberty School District Superintendent Kyle Rydell around 9:30 p.m. on April 17, asking about a school threat posted on Snapchat.

Rydell said he was contacted by the parent of a student who received videos from another student on the app. The videos were of the 15-year-old suspect making comments regarding sexual assault, as well as statements where he said a person would not “technically” be shooting up a school if he blew it up, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Bullion contacted the suspect and his mother. During the interview, the suspect said he knew why the deputy was there and admitted to making the videos, though he would not repeat what he said on the videos.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect said he made the statements because he thought it was funny and explained he had no actual plan to blow up a school.

The suspect was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility where he was charged with threats to bomb or injure property, which is a felony.