SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A 16-year-old Central Valley High School student was arrested on Friday morning for threatening to carry out a shooting in order to get out of presentations.
According to Spokane County Sheriff's Corporal Mark Gregory, a note was found in a bathroom at the school on Friday morning saying there would be a shooting at the school. A school resource deputy quickly identified a suspect.
The 16-year-old suspect admitted to leaving the threat in the bathroom because he didn't want to give two class presentations on Friday, according to Gregory. No evidence or weapon was found during the investigation to suggested he actually intended to harm anyone at the school, Gregory said.
The student was booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of threats to bomb or injure property, which is a felony in Washington, according to Gregory.
Central Valley District Spokesperson Marla Nunberg said while deputies and school security are prepared to handle these situations, the effects they cause are much more than just notes on a wall or social media posts.
"It took a lot of law enforcement's time today, it took a lot of the school's time.and the district's time in order to look into these things, and of course the parents' time and the worry that it puts them through, and it's for no reason," said Nunberg.
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