Police: Arlington teen threatened to bomb school

The 13-year-old told a Granite Falls Middle School student she was going to die.

GRANITE FALLS — An Arlington 13-year-old is accused of threatening to bomb Granite Falls Middle School last month.

The teen was trying to chat with a girl, 13, on the social media app Discord the night of Sept. 22, according to charges filed days later in Snohomish County Superior Court. The girl asked who invited him.

The boy replied with racial slurs and a video appearing to show a baby chicken being placed in a blender, according to screenshots of the conversation reviewed by detectives. She asked him to stop sending the video. She didn’t find it funny.

He disagreed and sent the video again, according to court documents filed by county prosecutors.

He messaged again in all caps, allegedly threatening to rape her, according to police. The boy said he knew she went to Granite Falls Middle School. He reportedly said he was going to “shoot up” the school and “put a bomb in there.”

In another Discord message, he said she would go “boom boom,” according to court papers. He wrote she was going to die and again claimed he was going to put a bomb in the school.

It didn’t stop there.

The boy reportedly also sent a photo apparently showing a man with a gunshot wound to the face. Then another video with a man mutilating himself, according to a police report. There was also a photograph of what looked to be a burned body.

The girl asked him why he was doing this and wanted him to stop, according to the charges. The next day, she was too scared to go to school.

In an email, Granite Falls School District Superintendent Josh Middleton said the district does not comment on disciplinary matters.

“I will state that at no time were students in danger at school, and I want to thank law enforcement for addressing this matter before the school day even started,” Middleton added.

The Arlington boy was charged with cyberstalking. He was held at Denney Juvenile Justice Center but was released with bail covered by his father. The teen was ordered not to have contact with the girl, to go to Granite Falls Middle School or to access the Internet.

Jake Goldstein-Street: 425-339-3439; jake.goldstein-street@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @GoldsteinStreet.

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