Juanita High School student arrested for online threats

Kirkland Police said they received multiple reports of online violent threats Sunday afternoon that included a photo of a firearm.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — A student at Juanita High School was arrested for allegedly publishing threats against his classmates on Sunday.

Despite the arrest, the school was closed on Monday as a precaution.

The 18-year-old suspect had his first court date on Monday. A judge ordered him to remain in custody for the time being and set bail at $99,000. Posting bail would require electronic home surveillance of the suspect in an unarmed home.

In addition, a temporary extreme risk protection order was issued, barring the suspect from possession of firearms. The order will remain in effect for approximately two weeks pending another court hearing on the order.

Kirkland Police said they received multiple reports of online violent threats Sunday afternoon that included a photo of a firearm.

The threats, which were also reported to the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), were said to be perpetrated at the high school this week, according to police.

Police said they arrested the suspect, a senior at the school, without incident.

The suspect was booked into Kirkland Jail on multiple counts of molestation. He is forbidden from entering LWSD-owned properties and his parents said he will not have access to firearms.

The district sent a letter to families that said, in part, “We really appreciate the students and community members who have provided information about the threats of violence.”

It also said LWSD is actively monitoring its tipping line and will continue to work with the Kirkland Police Department.

The district plans to conduct additional patrols on the school campus this week.

The suspect’s next court appearance is expected to be next week.

The arrest comes at a time of high tension and concern following a series of mass shootings, including one at a Texas elementary school that left 19 students and two adults dead.

On June 4, Tacoma police reported they had arrested five students since May for bringing guns onto campus. Classes at Blaine were canceled several days after a series of threats, which the student later described as a prank.

Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about what to do if they feel unsafe at school or to call 911 if they hear about threats or see a gun.

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