A North Whidbey Middle School student was arrested March 15 for allegedly making a threat to bomb the school, according to court documents.
The 14-year-old girl appeared in court the same day and a judge set her bail at $500. On March 16, prosecutors charged her with threats to bomb or injure property, which is a felony.
According to a police report, the student came to school upset over a neighbor’s dog killing chickens. She yelled at a para-educator who was trying to check her work. A teacher confronted the girl and told her to stop yelling. The girl allegedly threatened to “blow up the school” and then “bring a gun and shoot herself,” the police officer wrote.
The threats alarmed two paraeducators who heard it and caused them emotional distress, the officer wrote.
The report states that the girl suffers from depression and anxiety and is in a special program for students with behavioral issues. The officer wrote that he has had multiple contacts with the girl, who had previously assaulted teachers and threatened to kill one of them. The three cases are pending charges in the prosecutor’s office, the officer wrote.
The police report states that two officers took the girl out of a classroom, put her into handcuffs and arrested her inside the school.