Student, 14, arrested after threats aimed at Lynnwood school

The threats “indicated an intent to harm others,” Lynnwood police said.

LYNNWOOD — A 14-year-old Meadowdale Middle School student was arrested Wednesday morning after he was accused of threatening the school.

The parents of another Meadowdale student alerted authorities Tuesday night that their son had gotten threatening texts from the student, according to Lynnwood police.

The texts included pictures of weapons. The threats were reportedly directed at the specific student who received them but also “indicated an intent to harm others in the school,” Lynnwood police wrote in a news release.

The 14-year-old student was arrested at his home before school started Wednesday. He was booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett.

The incident is one of several threats this month against Snohomish County schools in the wake of a shooting at a Michigan high school that killed four children.

A 14-year-old Mukilteo boy was charged with six felonies in connection with threats at three schools. He reportedly told police he thought it was funny and didn’t mean to harm anyone.

At North Middle School in Everett, police sent reports to prosecutors about a 12-year-old boy accused of making a threat.

A 13-year-old student could face charges for false reporting for accusing a classmate of threatening a shooting at Hidden River Middle School in the Monroe School District.

And many schools throughout the county have closed their campuses recently in the face of rumored threats.

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