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November 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM
The Associated Press
BONNEY LAKE — Police in Bonney Lake say they’ve arrested two students after a bomb threat note emptied Bonney Lake High School on Tuesday.
The News Tribune reports that police say the students were booked into juvenile detention on Wednesday.
The school was evacuated and students sent home after the threat note was found in a school bathroom. A bomb-sniffing dog found no explosives.
Police did not say what led them to the two students.
November 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Update at 12:10 p.m.: Bonney Lake police spokesman Todd Green said that Bonney Lake High School was evacuated today after a student found a threatening note in a downstairs men’s restroom right after school started this morning.
“The problem is we don’t know when the note was left. It could have been yesterday after school,” Green said. “We’re following up on leads.”
Update at 11:37 a.m.: Bonney Lake police say no explosives or weapons were found during a search of Bonney Lake High School. The Sumner School District advises that all school activities will resume as planned. The district’s ”Beyond High School Night” will take place this evening at the school.
Original post: Students and staff at Bonney Lake High School were evacuated and sent home this morning after a note with a bomb threat was found at the school, according to Bonney Lake police.
Police released few details about the threat, which they say was anonymous.
Sumner School District Superintendent Sarah Johnson told KOMO Newsradio a school building was evacuated after a threatening note was found.
“It didn’t have details in it, but we know that the student who wrote the note left the building, so when that happens we always just err on the side of safety,” Johnson said.
Police are searching the school with a bomb-sniffing dog.
Buses are transporting students from the school.
We’ll update this post as soon as we have additional information.
November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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.
September 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Seattle police have determined that a suspicious package found at a state Department of Corrections office in South Seattle is not dangerous.
Arson and Bomb Squad detectives were dispatched to the Seattle Community Justice Center, 1550 Fourth Ave. S., after the package was discovered, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Department of Corrections (DOC) staff and offenders were evacuated just before 3 p.m., she added.
Chad Lewis, DOC spokesman, said the package was sent to the office by a former offender. He said the building was cleared at 3:40 p.m. and ruled safe.
Witt could not be reached for additional information about the bomb scare.
The Community Justice Center is DOC’s biggest field office in Seattle. It is where offenders go to meet with their comunity corrections officers.
March 27, 2013 at 7:22 AM
SPOKANE — A 15-year-old girl suspected of making a bomb threat that caused classes to be canceled one day last week may have done so because she hadn’t finish a school assignment by its due day, according to Spokane County sheriff investigators.
The threat, written on a bathroom mirror on March 20, resulted in the closure of the school for the day. No bomb was found.
The girl, who was not identified, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center, according to a news release from Deputy Craig Chamberlin.
She will likely be charged with a felony in making the threat, he said.
October 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM
SPOKANE — Students at Deer Park High School were evacuated today when a student found a bomb threat written inside a stall of the girls’ bathroom.
“Bomb goes off at 1 today,” the threat, written in felt-tip pen said, followed by a smiley face.
An assistant principal reported the threat to law enforcement. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded and summoned a bomb sniffing dog from Fairchild Air Force Base, said Craig Chamberlin, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The dog arrived around 12:15 p.m. and began with a sweep of the parking lot. Students were evacuated to Arcadia Elementary School.
Bonners Ferry High School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a bomb that never materialized. A note threatening a bomb was found in the girls’ bathroom. The school was searched but nothing was found.
September 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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.
April 23, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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A bomb threat last night forced the evacuation of the Walmart store on the Tulalip Tribes reservation.
Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies responded to the store at 8924 Quilceda Blvd. just after 8 p.m. after someone called the store and said a bomb had been placed in the building. The State Patrol and Tulalip police also responded.
No explosive devices were found in the store.
March 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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A 17-year-old student at Jackson High School in Mill Creek was arrested yesterday afternoon after police say he telephoned bomb threats to the school twice this week.
On Tuesday night, someone left a voicemail message at the school saying a bomb had been planted in a school locker room. Mill Creek police said they were contacted Wednesday morning and listened to the message, which was left by a male.
The school’s locker room and gym were evacuated while police searched for the bomb. Nothing was found, said Mill Creek police spokesman Ian Durkee.
On Wednesday afternoon, the school received a second phone call regarding a bomb. The male who called again reported that there was a bomb in the locker room, police said.
Mill Creek police were able to link the male voice to the 17-year-old student. When interviewed by police, the boy said that he made the calls but “the threats were only a practical joke,” according to police.
Police searched the boy’s apartment and did not find any bomb-making materials.
Investigators initially left the boy in his mother’s custody, but when he allegedly called the school a third time to make another bomb threat he was arrested and booked into the Denney Youth Center in Everett for investigation of threats to bomb or damage property, Durkee said.
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