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NIC Campus On Alert Most Of Day

Coeur d'Alene police are seeking a 33-year-old North Idaho College student from Spokane who allegedly made a veiled threat to a disability counselor about "Columbine" over a discipline issue Friday, according to a police news release. Police were told of the possible threat by Patrick Ryan Budig at 7 this morning. Budig was expected back on campus this morning. However, the news release said, detectives had information that Budig was in Spokane. The news release added that officers from the city and the Sheriff’s Department spent the majority of the school day on campus, and had every entrance and exit covered in case Budig arrived. The campus wasn't locked down. Budig is currently wanted in Washington for 3rd Degree Assault with a Weapon. Coeur d’Alene Detectives are currently working with Spokane law enforcement agencies to locate Budig, who is described as 5’11, 180 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes. His photo is attached to this release. He has two vehicles he is known to drive. They are as follows: 2006 silver Mini Cooper and 1999 Dodge Dakota.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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