CLARKSTON, WA — Asotin County Sheriff John Hilderbrand said Thursday that they have identified the student responsible for making Wednesday's bomb threat that prompted two school evacuations.
Students at Heights Elementary and Lincoln Middle School were sent home early Wednesday.
At around 12:15 p.m., students reported finding a bomb threat within LMS.
Within an hour of the Clarkston School District initiating its protocol, most of the students were with their parents.
The remaining students were transported home by district transportation.
The unnamed juvenile will be charged with threats to bomb or injure property which is a Class B Felony in Washington state. The penalty for making a false threat to a public building in Washington state is a class b felony which means up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 dollars.
Wednesday's bomb threat had nothing to with Tuesday's incident.
In that case, authorities said a report was made to LMS administration that a student had advised others to "stay home".
That student has been identified.
So far in 2018, there have been at least five reported bomb threats at public schools in our area.
All of them turned out to be not credible, and all involved students.