SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- — A 16-year-old girl was arrested Friday morning in connection to the SnapChat threats toward East Valley High School.
The teen was booked in the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility for harassment and threats to bomb or injure property.
According to Spokane County Sheriff’s Office leaders, investigators learned the suspect made a fake SnapChat account and posted the threat because she “didn’t want to go to school.” She then took a screenshot of the message, showing the fake account as the sender and began sending it out to her friends. Some continued to disseminate the threat without reporting it to law enforcement, the school or parents, causing fear to spread rapidly, officials said.
Investigators are still working to identify anyone else involved in threats against East and West Valley High Schools.