Police arrested 18-year-old Ryan Lee, a Lewis and Clark High School student accused of sending fellow classmates and their parents into a panic when he allegedly threatened to shoot up the school.
Lee was booked into the Spokane County Jail at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. He posted a bond of $100,000 about an hour later and was released from custody.
Prosecutors filed felony charges against Lee last week, which included harassment and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. He is accused of threatening female classmates on Instagram, on which he allegedly created a fake account and sent numerous sexually aggressive and threatening messages, including threats that he plans to “shoot up LC.”
In response, more than half of Lewis and Clark’s student body chose to stay home from school the day after the threats were posted online. School proceedings have since returned to normal, officials say.
Court records say Lee was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for mental health treatment before police chose to arrest him.
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