EVERETT — Classes were canceled Friday after a student at a local high school allegedly told law officers he made a threat on social media to kill someone, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Officials at Archbishop Murphy High School said they followed the advice of law enforcement, closing the campus for the day.
“We will issue an update as we receive more information and guidance from local law enforcement,” school leaders wrote in an early morning post. “The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.”
Deputies were informed of the threat from 911 dispatchers just after 10 p.m. Thursday.
They went to the boy’s home where they talked with him and a parent.
“The student admitted to making the threat,” according to the news release. “It was confirmed that the student did not have access to firearms.”
The threat did not mention any specific person, but the 16 year-old student stated in a Snapchat post that he was going to kill someone.
No arrests were made since the message was not made toward any specific person or the school, officials said.
The incident remains under investigation.