A 16-year-old Edmonds boy pleaded not guilty this morning to a charge of felony harassment for allegedly posting an online threat to shoot up Skyline High School in Sammamish, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
The former Skyline student, who was released earlier this week to monitored home detention, is scheduled to return to King County Juvenile Court on Oct. 17 for a case-setting hearing, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. The Times is not naming the boy because he is being prosecuted as a juvenile.
He has been expelled from his current school, Edmonds-Woodway High School.
The teen was arrested Tuesday at his Edmonds home for allegedly posting the threat, which prompted officials to close Skyline on Sept. 20. The boy, who attended the school between September 2010 and November 2011, is also suspected of posting a similar cyber threat in April against students at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood.
The anonymous threat against Skyline appeared on 4chan.org, an Internet bulletin board, and was later reposted on Facebook. The poster wrote, “I am going to open fire on the people in the commons in the morning until I am either taken down by our school’s police officer, or until I run out of mags.”