Teen ar­rested after threats made on­line

The News Tribune - - Local - BY STACIA GLENN [email protected]­new­stri­bune.com

A 14-year-old boy sus­pected of post­ing threats to “shoot up the school,” prompt­ing ex­tra se­cu­rity at four Univer­sity Place schools, was ar­rested Fri­day.

He was booked into Re­mann Hall Ju­ve­nile De­ten­tion Cen­ter on sus­pi­cion of mak­ing threats to bomb or in­jure prop­erty after po­lice tracked his com­puter IP ad­dress and found ev­i­dence of the posts on an elec­tronic de­vice be­long­ing to the teen.

The boy is a stu­dent at Cur­tis Ju­nior High, Pierce County sher­iff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

After dis­cov­er­ing the post on In­sta­gram Thurs­day night, ad­di­tional of­fi­cers were placed Fri­day at Nar­rows View In­ter­me­di­ate School, Cur­tis High School, Cur­tis Ju­nior High and Drum In­ter­me­di­ate School.

The threat was not deemed cred­i­ble, so classes con­tin­ued with­out in­ter­rup­tion.

The threat was to “shoot up the school to­mor­row” and claimed “every­one is go­ing to die.”

It also in­cluded racist re­marks and ref­er­ences to the KKK, ac­cord­ing to an email sent home to par­ents by the Univer­sity Place School District.

Although the schools re­mained open Fri­day, school of­fi­cials said they would ex­cuse an ab­sence if par­ents felt un­com­fort­able send­ing their child to school.

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