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LC student discarded leftover hunting ammunition in school garbage can

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

A man walks by Lewis and Clark High School in this early November photo. On Tuesday a student at the downtown Spokane high school discarded ammunition from a weekend hunting trip into a school garbage can, temporarily reigniting worries of a shooting threat. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
A man walks by Lewis and Clark High School in this early November photo. On Tuesday a student at the downtown Spokane high school discarded ammunition from a weekend hunting trip into a school garbage can, temporarily reigniting worries of a shooting threat. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

On the same day East Valley School District dealt with school shooting threats, Lewis and Clark High School had a scare of its own.

Someone left ammunition in a garbage can at school. It turned out it was nothing more than a student trying to get rid of the weekend’s supplies after a hunting trip.

In an email sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, Principal Marybeth Smith said another student noticed the discarded ammunition and shared it on social media.

Staff became aware and talked to the student who threw it away. The student said they left it in their backpack on accident. The student’s parents corroborated the story.

Early last month, Lewis and Clark dealt with another school shooting threat posted on social media. It was a near copycat of an earlier threat last May.

An 18-year-old was arrested in connection with the first incident. A suspect in the second threat has not been identified.


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