COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—The Coeur d’Alene Police Department said they are investigating threats made to a Lake City High School student after the student refused to send the anonymous suspect nude photographs.
Officials with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said police were notified Sunday morning about threats made to shoot a female student at school Monday.
Reports said the student received the threats on social media after she refused to send the suspect nude photos.
The suspect used social media apps that would hide their identity, according to investigators.
The Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives said they were working to identify and locate this suspect.
Lake City High School administrators said student safety was a top priority and threats are treated seriously.
Lake City HS principal Deanna Clifford told KREM 2 she spent Monday afternoon with the police department talking to several students for information about the threats.
"The way the posting was made it could have been made anywhere in the world," she said. "So it didn't necessarily have to be someone who knows our student. It could've been someone who's not a student here."
Clifford said if it had been a student at the school who made the threat, she believes she would have heard something.
"We have a very responsible group of students at Lake City High School and they love to be here," she said. "When they see something, they say something."
Administrators with Coeur d’Alene Public Schools and Lake City High School have been notified and are working with law enforcement.
Lake City High School officials said there would be additional police officers in the area schools looking for suspicious activity.
“We will remain visible and diligent all day,” Clifford said. “Our number one priority is the safety of our students.”
Just spoke to Lake City HS principal. She says if parents keep students home today, attendance record will not be affected. pic.twitter.com/IBnVfPacsI— Rob Harris (@KREMRob) October 9, 2017
I’m told Lake City HS principal is meeting w/ parents privately this AM re: shooting threat. I will be meeting w/ her to ask questions after pic.twitter.com/pm9hHwCQX1— Rob Harris (@KREMRob) October 9, 2017