Local briefly: Investigation into death threat continues

EVERETT — Everett detectives continue to investigate a reported death threat against Everett School District Superintendent Carol Whitehead, authorities said Tuesday.

Whitehead told police last week she had received a threat to her life. District officials and police have declined to provide any additional details about the threat.

The FBI declined to investigate but agreed to assist Everett detectives. There haven’t been any additional threats to Whitehead reported to police, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

Anonymous threats aren’t usually resolved quickly, police said.

Whitehead on Thursday sent a telephone message to thousands of students, parents and faculty members to reassure them that they weren’t in any danger and that the threat was specifically directed at her.

The threat came just a couple days after members of the teachers union said they suspect the school district used a surveillance camera to spy on former Cascade High School English and journalism teacher Kay Powers.

Powers was fired but was assigned to a new job under a settlement with the district.

District leaders would not answer specific questions from The Herald about the object that the union alleges was a camera. They released a statement from Whitehead that defended the district’s handling of the controversy.

Skateboarder getting better after accident

The Everett boy seriously injured in a skateboarding accident last week has improved, hospital officials said Tuesday.

AC Thomson, 15, was in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and was moved out of the intensive care unit, spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson said. He was listed in critical condition for several days.

On April 22, AC was being towed by a pickup when he apparently hit a manhole cover and fell. He was run over by the truck.

The boy was unconscious when he was taken by helicopter to the Seattle hospital, where he remains.

Police continue to investigate.

Donations to help pay for family expenses can be made to the AC Thomson Hurt Fund at any Frontier Bank.

From Herald staff reports

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