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Mitzi Johanknecht


Kenmore Police school threats not tolerated

Summary

(Kenmore) Kenmore Police arrested a 16 year old teen yesterday for threats he made towards other Inglemoor High School students and staff on Istagram in June. One of the posts threatened to “shoot up” the school. Police warn that school threats posted on social media will not be tolerated.

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Kenmore Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office have completed an investigation that started in June when someone posted messages on Instragram threatening to “shoot up” Inglemoor High School. 

The investigation started on June 15th when Inglemoor school officials learned of the threats and reported them to police.   During the investigation detectives conducted a search warrant at a house in Kenmore and determined a 16 year old Inglemoor student living at the house was responsible for the posts. The student was arrested yesterday morning for Felony Harassment and released to his parents.

Police warn that school threats are taken seriously and, as in this investigation, search warrants may be obtained to track down the suspect and make an arrest.