SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — East Valley High School leaders canceled classes Friday due to a threat written in the boy’s bathroom.
According to a letter from the school district, the threat warned kids to stay home Friday or “they would be shot up.”
The school district said administrators and law enforcement have been investigating. District officials said they have narrowed in on who is responsible for writing this message but “cannot tell you with certainty who wrote the message.”
Due to the nature of the threat, the District Superintendent Kelly Shea said he decided to cancel classes at the high school Friday. All other schools will be open and run on their normal schedules.
Shea said the day will be made up on either May 22 or June 12. The decision will be made at the school board meeting on Feb. 25.
Shea said normal athletic activities will go on as scheduled since the threat specified it would happen during school hours.
“We have teams and individuals who have worked very hard this season to accomplish their goals. As we enter the state playoff season, prohibiting our student athletes to participate will end their seasons prematurely,” Shea wrote in a letter to parents.
This is the fourth threatening message the school and law enforcement have investigated since November.