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Central Valley High School cleared, students back in class after bomb threat

From staff reports

Central Valley High School students were evacuated from the building following a bomb threat Wednesday morning.

A juvenile male was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of making the threat, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The threat came after a car chase ended abruptly in the high school parking lot earlier Wednesday morning. Deputies were pursuing a stolen car and when it stopped in the school parking lot, the driver walked into the school and exited through one of the back doors. He was last seen running away from school grounds on foot.

The bomb threat was contained in a note left on a bathroom wall, which was discovered about an hour after the stolen car was stopped. The threat was apparently unrelated to the car chase. The suspect said he made the threat hoping school would be canceled Thursday. He was transported to the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility.

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