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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

In brief: Lewis and Clark High School student arrested after threat

Spokane Public Schools officials say Lewis and Clark High School will operate on a normal schedule today, a day after one of its students was alleged to have threatened students and faculty.

An LC student was arrested Thursday afternoon after police learned that he may have planned to harm or kill students, faculty and himself, Spokane police reported.

The student was booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention on a charge of felony harassment – threat to kill. Police received a report from a “concerned citizen” about the threats, said police spokeswoman Monique Cotton in a news release. Police said they are working with mental health officials related to the case.

District spokesman Kevin Morrison said an additional school resource officer will be at LC today and Spokane police are taking the lead in the case.

“They feel comfortable and confident that this was a single individual and that it is under control,” Morrison said.

Morrison said the student was not arrested at the school.

Staff report

Murder puts man in prison for 30 years

Convicted murderer Daniel Arteaga was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for shooting his girlfriend Kimberly Schmidt on New Year’s Day in 2012, KHQ reported.

Arteaga, 42, was found guilty of murder in April. He was married and had been having an affair with Schmidt, 34, for six years. Arteaga shot her in the head through a sock. He left the sock behind at the scene of the crime and his DNA was found on the outside of the garment. At the time of the crime, Arteaga was a scuba instructor with Scuba Center of Spokane.

Staff report

Doctor accused of illegal prescriptions

An Idaho physician was arrested by the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force on May 28 on suspicion of writing illegal prescriptions, police announced Thursday.

Rafael L. Beier, 60, of Kingston, allegedly wrote prescriptions for controlled substances to people who were not his patients in exchange for money, Coeur d’Alene police said in a news release. A search warrant was served on Beier’s office in Pinehurst on Wednesday.

Staff report