Mattawa, Wash.--An 18-year-old Mattawa woman is in custody for phoning in a false school shooting threat at Wahluke High School in Mattawa on Jan. 16.
Jennifer Lopez was arrested Tuesday morning after a joint investigation by Mattawa Police, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Wahluke School District.
Investigators identified Lopez as the person who called 911 saying she had received a private message on Facebook which stated someone was going to go to the school to commit a shooting.
She refused to identify herself to dispatchers. A search warrant was later served enabling investigators to access her Facebook account which revealed no such private message was received by Lopez.
Lopez, a senior at Wahluke High School at the time of the threat, is lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of making threats to bomb or injure property. Wahluke School District has expelled Lopez.
The threat forced Wahluke schools into a limited lockdown on Thursday and Friday.