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Student Arrested for Threats


CONTACT:  Shari Ireton, Director of Communications,
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

LYNWOOD, Wash. – A 15 year-old Lynnwood male was arrested last night for making threats to “shoot up” his school.  He was arrested after several students told authorities that they had overheard the Lynnwood High School freshman say “I’m going to shoot up the school tomorrow” and “I have a gun in my bag” in conversations with other students at the school. Witnesses said that the suspect did not produce a gun, but that his statements caused anxiety and apprehension. When contacted, the male at first denied making the statements, then told deputies he was joking.

The male was booked into the Denny Juvenile Justice Center for felony harassment.