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Seattle police arrest 13-year-old after threat against school

Dec 7, 2021, 1:25 PM | Updated: 2:01 pm
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Credit Whitman Middle School via Facebook

Seattle police arrested a 13-year-old student for allegedly threatening to open fire on Whitman Middle School in North Seattle.

The Seattle Police Department reports that they arrested the student at his home at 7 a.m. Tuesday. He is detained at King County Youth Services Center, pending “investigation of harassment.”

The threat was allegedly posted on social media Dec. 5, at which time police were notified and able to verify the sender.

The police department does not believe there to be an active threat against the school, but encourages anyone with safety concerns to contact the school administration for information related to Whitman Middle School’s safety measures and protocol.

The arrest follows a slew of recent threats of gun violence against Puget Sound region schools. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 14 year old last week over threats against various schools in the Mukilteo School District. Monroe High School received a police detail Dec. 6 over similarly rumored threats.

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Seattle police arrest 13-year-old after threat against school