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John Urquhart


Detectives Investigating Threat That Shuts Down School

Summary

King County Sheriff Detectives are investigating threats made over the social media site Instagram, which may have been directed at students and faculty at Inglemore High School in Kenmore Washington.

Story

On June 10th, 2016, Administrators from Inglemore High Scholl called the Kenmore Police to report some harassing post and possible threats made to the school and specific staff.  The threats were posted from an Instagram account that students are able to see and follow.  The post referred to certain staff at the school, calling them names and telling them (in different terms) to stop messing with them.  Administrators were made aware of these posts by students and parents from the school.

 

When notified of the posts, Kenmore Deputies began to investigate them and determine if they constituted a crime.  In the meantime, the account they were coming from was temporarily shut down by Instagram.

 

On June 14, 2016, several students, and parents again contacted Administrators at Inglemore to tell them that another post from the same name was made.  This time the post was more threatening.  Among other things, the post warned people “do not come to school tomorrow ima waste everyone.”  Inglemore High School was not specifically named in this post.

 

With the information that they had, Administrators at Inglemore High School decided to cancel classes for today, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  The King County Sheriffs Office was not involved in this decision making.  The school will also be making a decision as to whether to hold classes on Thursday, June 16, 2016 later today.

 

King County Sheriff Detectives will be investigating and trying to determine who is behind these postings.  That person could face serious felony charges.   Deputies will be on hand at school when classes resume.