Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1:11 p.m.
Major Crimes Detectives book Lewis and Clark High School threat suspect.
Earlier today, June 12th, 2018, detectives transported Ryan B. Lee from a secure facility to the Spokane County Jail and booked him on his outstanding warrant.
The Major Crimes Unit has now secured felony warrants for the arrest of the suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School threats. Investigators expect custody of the suspect to be transferred to Spokane Police once he’s finished receiving medical care.
Following up on information provided by the Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office secured felony warrants for the suspect for 2 counts of Felony Harassment (threats to kill) and 1 count of Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes.
The suspect is receiving necessary medical care at this time and because of that he is not a threat to the community. Once he’s been treated, investigators will take him into custody on the above charges. We will release his name once he’s been booked into Spokane County Jail.
**Media please note: Last week, original indications were that the suspect was a juvenile, but we now have documentation he is actually an adult and he will be charged as such.
Extensive investigation by Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives identifies suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats.
This afternoon, after an extensive two day investigation, Major Crimes Detectives have identified a juvenile male responsible for the internet threats posted to Lewis and Clark High School and students. The juvenile was a Lewis and Clark student. Charges will be forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office.
The Spokane Police Department and Spokane Public Schools worked together to bring closure to this incident.
Based on the results of this investigation we believe that there is no longer a threat to Lewis and Clark High School or the community from this incident.
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