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Police arrest suspect a second time for suspicion of new LC social media threats

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

A pair of Spokane Public Schools resource officers and a Spokane police officer, right, keep an eye on Lewis and Clark High School students as they arrive for class, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
A pair of Spokane Public Schools resource officers and a Spokane police officer, right, keep an eye on Lewis and Clark High School students as they arrive for class, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Former Lewis and Clark High School student Ryan B. Lee, who is facing charges for threatening to shoot up the school last year, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion that he again made threats against the school and students this week.

After an extensive multiday investigation, Spokane police Major Crimes Detectives arrested the 18-year-old Lee, the department said in a news release.

He remained in custody Wednesday night, according to county jail records.

The arrest stems from several days of investigations into social media threats against the school and at least two students.

The arrest was made after a search warrant was executed at Lee’s residence. He was booked on two counts of felony harassment with threats to kill, one count of cyberstalking and one count of violation of a court order.

The investigation is ongoing, police added.

Lee is no longer a student in the Spokane Public School District.

In June 2018, Lee was arrested in connection to similar threats to LC and its students, many of whom stayed home following the threats.

In the release, the police department said it “appreciates the patience and cooperation of the Spokane Public School District and the Lewis and Clark High School community during the lengthy investigative process.”

The police department said it recommends students and families remain vigilant in their monitoring of social media platforms, their content and online connections with individuals.

Students should guard against connecting with individuals they do not know personally, police added.

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