Skyview student, 15, expected in court today on threat allegation

Freshman accused of saying he would get weapon, shoot students

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: March 28, 2014, 6:44 AM

 
Skyview High School

A 15-year-old Skyview High School freshman is due to make a first appearance in juvenile court this morning after allegedly threatening to bring a firearm to school and shoot students.

He was arrested Thursday after making the threats, but was unarmed, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Staff learned about his plans after the student told some of his classmates and showed them a website where he would get a gun to carry out the threats, the sheriff’s office said.

The student was immediately detained at the Salmon Creek school, according to the sheriff’s office. School resource officers investigated the accusations and arrested the student Thursday. He was transported to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

It doesn’t appear the student had access to weapons at his home, according to the sheriff’s office.

The name of the student was not released, and the sheriff’s office continues to investigate.