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Spokane police arrest boy who threatened middle school students

November 20, 2018

Spokane police detectives on Monday arrested a minor boy who threatened to “shoot up” a school he does not attend.

The boy, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.

The threat was reported to police at about 9 p.m. Sunday and it was not initially clear if the boy knew which school the three others attend, police said. The boy does not attend the same school as the victims.

The threat remained under investigation Monday evening, but investigators believed there was no risk to public safety, police said.

Spokane Public Schools was alerted as a precaution, and police detectives worked with counterparts at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to arrest the boy, who lives in the county.

He faces a charge of felony harassment, and additional charges are under consideration, police said.

This story is developing.

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