Detectives identify sources of threats at Northern Idaho high school
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department says it's received reports of three "threatening incidents" involving Lake City High School since October 6th.
Detectives say they have been able to identify suspects in two of the three investigations.
The first incident happened on Friday, October 6th. Investigators say a photograph was posted to Snapchat with "derogatory comments" directed toward students. The person involved is a juvenile, and is facing disciplinary action through the school district. The police department says criminal charges are not applicable in this case.
The second incident happened on Sunday, October 8th, when an anonymous threatening message was posted to another social media app. Detectives say the threat was directed at a female student, and they are still following up with leads.
The third incident happened on Wednesday, October 11th. It involved another threatening message, and a separate picture with a threatening caption. Detectives found both posts were made by the same male student at Lake City High School. The police department says he's been taken to the Juvenile Detention Center, facing four misdemeanor counts of Using the Telephone to Terrify, Threaten, or Harass.
"School threats are extremely serious and, as in the past, we will continue to fully investigate each incident," The Coeur d'Alene Police Department said in a statement. "We would like to remind parents to be vigilant in monitoring your child’s use of social media applications."