UPDATE: Modified lockdown lifted at West Valley High School

UPDATE: Modified lockdown lifted at West Valley High School

UPDATE:

Deputies now believe the social media post regarding the threat is the same post which was circulated in Yakima County in the last couple of days. The modified lockdown has been lifted.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office asks that parents talk to their children about the importance to report threats and “the need to find out if the posts is just being “shared” or if they know who/where the post originated.”

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West Valley High School has been placed on modified lockdown as a precaution while the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigates reports of a threat written on a school bathroom wall.

The Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports of social media posts referring to the threat at the school around 6:45 Friday morning.

School resource deputies and West Valley school officials were notified and began an investigation.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, these posts are similar to threats circulated over social media in the last few days, possibly including Yakima County two days ago. West Valley was placed on modified lockdown as a precaution during the investigation.

Deputies have not found an actual threat written on bathroom walls at the school, and noticed that the bathroom tiles pictured in the posted threats are different than those at West Valley High School.

The investigation is ongoing.

West Valley School officials ask parents to please notify the school if they plan to keep their student home or if they plan to pick them up from school.