Mariner High School. (Mariner High School)

Mariner High School. (Mariner High School)

Police: Teen arrested for threats against 3 Mukilteo schools

After a social media post, the 14-year-old is being investigated for allegedly threatening to shoot and bomb.

MUKILTEO — A 14-year-old child was arrested for investigation of six felonies after allegedly making threats against three Mukilteo schools Wednesday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

An anonymous social media post reportedly indicated there would be “a shooting at Voyager Middle School, Explorer Middle School and Mariner High School,” according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies began investigating the threat Wednesday night. The threats were not made toward specific students, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe.

Detectives identified who they believe to be the post’s creator and arrested the suspect, 14.

The teenager was booked into Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett for investigation of three counts of threats to kill and three counts of threats to bomb, O’Keefe said. That’s one count for each school.

Meanwhile, the Bothell High School campus was closed Thursday after threatening graffiti was found there, the Northshore School District superintendent wrote in a statement.

The threats came after a 15-year-old student was charged in a mass shooting at a Michigan high school on Tuesday. Four students died.

The Mukilteo School District released a message to families Thursday:

“These situations, even once resolved, are understandably concerning to everyone in our school communities. We are very grateful to Snohomish County Sheriff’s office and the staff who monitored the situation throughout the night. This was a great example of many people working together to keep schools safe, starting with the students who reported the social media posts right away. Because they reported the concern immediately, we were able to respond quickly and resolve the issue without having to interrupt school. We hope students, families and staff know that there are many people working behind the scenes to keep them safe, day and night.”

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