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November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Student in Burlington arrested after bomb threat

By Kera Wanielista
Skagit Valley Herald (MCT)

BURLINGTON — A 17-year-old Burlington-Edison High School student was arrested Monday and booked into the Skagit County juvenile-detention center for investigation of felony harassment after a bomb threat allegedly was made at the school.

Burlington police said in a news release that they responded to a bomb threat at the high school on Monday, Nov. 4, after a handwritten threat was found in a restroom indicating that someone was going to bomb the school. At least one other incident was also reported at the school last week.

The suspect reportedly told police that he was responsible for Monday’s threat and was questioned about last week’s incident as well, police said. A sample of his handwriting was taken, and police are continuing to investigate.

On Monday, Oct. 28, a similar threat was made and also discovered in a bathroom, said Burlington-Edison High School principal Todd Setterlund.

As a result of that message, additional security was posted at the school the next day.

An additional graffiti message was discovered last week, but Setterlund said that was determined to be unrelated.

The student has been placed under an emergency expulsion from the school, Setterlund said.

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