On Wednesday, January 12, Bothell Police detectives arrested one suspect in a November 30 threat against Bothell High School that was posted online.
The threat prompted a campus-wide security search, the cancellation of athletic games and practices, and the December 2 cancellation of on-campus classes at Bothell High School.
This week, following multiple search warrants, Bothell Police detectives identified, located and arrested one juvenile male suspect, and booked him on one felony count of “threats to bomb or injure property.”
The suspect does not live in Bothell and is not a student in the Northshore School District. No evidence has been found to indicate that the suspect had the material or ability to carry out the threat.
Bothell Police takes all school threats seriously and worked closely with the Northshore School District, school administrators and staffers.
On December 1, Bothell Police and the Bomb Squad with the Washington State Patrol conducted a thorough sweep of the BHS campus. Nothing harmful was found in the hours-long search.
At the request of the district, Bothell Police also provided increased officer presence at the school, while detectives investigated the case.
Yesterday’s arrest was the result of a team effort, dedication and many hours of hard work.
It was also the result of young community members who wasted no time reporting the threat. If you see something, say something. Please report suspicious activity.
In a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. The Bothell Police non-emergency line is 425-486-1254, and is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week.