KINGSTON (AP) — Kitsap County sheriff’s officers investigating a former student’s reported plans to “shoot up” his old high school have arrested four more teens accused of threatening witnesses who reported the initial statements.
The Kitsap Sun reports three arrests were made Tuesday at Kingston High School while a fourth person was arrested in Bremerton, Washington.
Three young friends told law enforcement officers that 18-year-old Matthew Allen Smiley was angry about his expulsion last year, showed them pistols and made threats.
Smiley was charged Monday with felony harassment and is jailed on $2 million bail.
A deputy prosecutor told a District Court judge this week that Smiley had a plan to attack the school on Sept. 11. In court documents, investigators say Smiley acknowledged making the statements but said he had no plan. It’s not known whether Smiley has a lawyer.
Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson says the three juveniles and one 19-year-old transient arrested Tuesday are accused of threatening the witnesses via social media