Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 9:52 a.m.
The student arrested yesterday (see original release below) had his first appearance in juvenile court today and remains in custody for 3 counts of Felony Harassment (Threats to Kill).
On 05/31/2022, SPD responded to a call from a staff member at Glover Middle School regarding a threat to staff.
The staff member verified that the student is currently suspended from school for a prior threat of violence.
Because of the nature of the threat and SPD’s determination that the threat was indeed credible, officers were stationed at Glover during school hours the next day.
Major Crimes and additional detective units, along with the FBI, worked quickly and diligently to locate the student and prioritize this case due to the severe and aggressive nature of the current and previous threat.
Detectives served warrants on homes where the student lives as part of the ongoing investigation into this incident.
“The FBI takes threats of violence against schools, individuals, and community groups seriously,” said Donald M. Voiret, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Seattle Field Office. “We applaud the swift actions of the Spokane Police Department and value our partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies to address these threats immediately.”
Original Release 6/1/22:
Juvenile arrested for a threat involving a local middle school
On 06/01/2022 the Spokane Police Department arrested a juvenile male for Felony Harassment (Threats to Kill) as a result of an investigation into a threat involving Glover Middle School. SPD Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of patrol officers, other investigative units, and the FBI conducted the initial investigation, which led to the arrest around noon today.
The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.
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