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Forks student arrested, expelled over alleged threats

March 10, 2018

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Forks High School student has been expelled and arrested in connection with alleged threats to kill a classmate and a manifesto about killing someone.

The Peninsula Daily News reports 19-year-old Kelvin Banks was arrested Wednesday for investigation of felony harassment with threats to kill.

Court documents say a student told police that Banks made repeated sexual comments toward her and that she confronted him about it Tuesday.

A probable cause affidavit said that witnesses reported Banks became upset and made statements about wanting to kill her.

Prosecutors say Forks police executing search warrants found nine firearms, including an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, in Banks’ bedroom, and the manifesto.

A Clallam County Superior Court judge set Banks’ bail at $100,000.

Defense attorney John Black unsuccessfully requested a reduced bail, saying his client had no criminal history and comes from a family of sportsmen and firearm enthusiasts.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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