Port Townsend police say a 12-year-old boy has admitted writing a message on a restroom wall that prompted the evacuation last week of his middle school.
The sixth-grader at Blue Heron Middle School said he was dared by another student to write the message: “Osama bin Laden I will bomb your school.” The school was evacuated Friday and closed early for the day to allow investigators to ensure there were no explosives in the building, police said.
Garin Williams, Port Townsend police school-resource officer, said the boy confessed today. A report for possible criminal charging is being forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Threats to bomb or damage property is a Class B felony, police said. In addition, the boy could face discipline from the school district.