A student was booked into Spokane County’s juvenile jail Thursday after he was accused of threatening in a text to blow up Ferris High School.
The student had earlier been in an argument with a Ferris High School student and sent the Ferris student a message “indicating that he could blow the school up or show up to the school and shoot it up,” Spokane police reported in a news release.
Police were called to Ferris High School about 4 p.m. and later went to the home of the student who sent the text and interviewed him. He was booked into the jail on a charge of threatening to bomb or injure property, police said.
“There is a zero tolerance for threats made against schools or its students,” the police news release said. “We would also like to take moment to remind parents to please monitor you children’s cell phones and social media. There have been a lot of incidents that could have been stopped and intervened with way before it becomes a serious or legal issue.”
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