By Andrew Binion / Kitsap Sun
EAST BREMERTON — A 16-year-old who allegedly made threats Tuesday to harm people at Olympic High School with a firearm and bomb was arrested and booked into Kitsap Juvenile Detention.
At about 10:30 a.m. a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy stationed at the school recognized the teen in the hallway, and knew he was not enrolled at the school, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson.
The deputy brought the teen to school officials, who later reported the teen had made the threats. Another deputy was summoned, and the teen was later found off campus and arrested. He was booked for the crime of “threats to bomb.”
“We are aware of previous history with this individual,” Wilson said. “It was not beyond the realm of possibility that he may have the ability to know how to gain access to weapons.”
School officials told deputies they opted to not put the school on lockdown, but positioned employees to observe any possible threats, Wilson said.