Everson police say a 13-year-old boy who fell behind in homework called in a bomb threat to get more time to finish it.
Police Chief Erik Ramstead says investigators were able to track the phone call made Wednesday morning to a home in Whatcom County.
The Bellingham Herald reports the boy was arrested at Nooksack Valley Middle School.
Ramstead says the teen told officers he was overwhelmed by schoolwork and needed some extra time to catch up.
Police say the boy dialed 911 about 8 a.m. and told a dispatcher the school was going to “blow up” in two hours.
Buses were rerouted to a high school while staff and early arrivers were evacuated from the middle school. A bomb-sniffing dog was called in to ensure no explosives were hidden on campus.