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11-year-old arrested after making social media threats about Trentwood Elementary School

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 11-year-old boy Friday following threats made via Instagram targeting two students.

Trentwood Elementary School and East Valley Middle School were placed on a modified lockdown Friday morning as a precautionary measure, said Kelly Shea, superintendent for the East Valley School District.

The victims attend Trentwood Elementary and South Pines elementary schools, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. South Pines is in the Central Valley School District, which was closed Friday.

Deputies were informed of the threats about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The boy allegedly made the threats while chatting on Instagram Live, the news release said.

“During the threats, the suspect said he knew where the victims lived and where they attended school,” the news release said.

The suspect was arrested at a residence near Evergreen Road and 16th Avenue about 9 a.m. Friday. He was booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of threatening to bomb or injure property and harassment.

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