A 14-year-old East Valley student who reportedly had threatened to shoot a friend’s father is in custody after allegedly taking a .40-caliber handgun to school.
The boy was booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on Wednesday for unlawful possession of a firearm on school property, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and felony harassment, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said the boy took the gun wrapped in a T-shirt to Harmony High in the East Valley School District. The gun was handed to another student and then a third student, who gave it to an adult.
The adult turned over the handgun to Liberty Lake Police, said Spokane sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Reagan.
School Resource Deputy Scott Streltzkoff subsequently learned that the boy who was arrested had recently threatened the father of a friend after the father ordered him to stay away from the family’s home.
A witness said the boy had made threats that he was going to get a gun and shoot the father, Reagan said in a press release.