A 14-year-old North Whidbey Middle School student is accused of threatening classmates and a substitute teacher on Jan. 11, according to court records.
Prosecutors charged the student in Island County Juvenile Court Jan. 13 with two counts of felony harassment. The boy appeared in court Jan. 12 and the judge set his bail at $500.
According to a report by an Oak Harbor police officer, the teacher told an investigator that the boy first threatened students she could not identify at the library, telling them to “go back to China” and that he was going to chop them into pieces.
The teacher “stated that she felt disturbed by these comments,” the report states.
Later in the classroom, the student threatened to shoot one of the other kids and then stated he was going to shoot the whole class, the report states. The latter threat was made in front of the class, the teacher said.
The student told an administrator that his family has a gun in a locked box but he hadn’t “found it yet,” the report states. He also told the administrator that he threatened students “so they would get scared and stop harassing him,” the officer wrote.