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Arrest warrant issued for former Lewis and Clark student accused of threatening to shoot classmates

FILE - Spokane Police Officer Larry House stands sentry at the entrance of Lewis & Clark high School, Wed., May 30. 2018. There have been increasing security measures on campus in the wake of social media threats made on Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE - Spokane Police Officer Larry House stands sentry at the entrance of Lewis & Clark high School, Wed., May 30. 2018. There have been increasing security measures on campus in the wake of social media threats made on Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Just two months after he was released from jail after posting a $100,000 bond, prosecutors have issued a warrant for the arrest of a former Lewis and Clark High School student accused of threatening to shoot his classmates.

Ryan B.K. Lee, 18, was to not have any contact with minors as part of his release conditions. But according to court documents filed Friday, he broke those rules this summer when he reportedly attended several church youth groups.

In a police report accompanying the arrest warrant, Detective Jeff Barrington with the Spokane Police Department said he spoke to a parent whose 16-year-old daughter recognized Lee attending a church youth group at Summit Church, 1801 E. 29th Ave. The woman said her daughter snapped a photo of the teen on her cellphone on July 18.

Lee stands accused of posting several shooting threats online from May 26 to 29 and sending sexually explicit messages to an underage female student.

After a threat was posted, more than half the student body stayed home from school on May 30.

Because he was 18 at the time of the alleged crime, Lee was charged as an adult with first-degree communication with a minor for immoral purposes and two counts of felony harassment.

As of Monday morning, the 18-year-old remained out of custody.

On July 18, the same day he was reportedly spotted at a youth group, Lee was ordered to undergo a competency evaluation through the Department of Social and Health Services.


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