UPDATE: Student Identified In Riverside High School Bomb Threat - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Student Identified In Riverside High School Bomb Threat

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Riverside High School administrators have identified a 17-year-old student as the author who scribbled a bomb threat on a bathroom wall Monday causing the evacuation of the school and early dismissal of students.

On Monday a student found a message in the boys' bathroom stating there was an explosive in the school. Students were evacuated to the nearby middle school and no bomb was found.

On Tuesday, rumors began circulating that attributed the threat to a male student. The school requested the presence of Deputy George Yingst during questioning of the student.

The boy at first denied any knowledge of the threat, but when confronted that the area around the bathroom was under videotape surveillance, he admitted he had written the threat thinking it would cause an early dismissal.

He told Yingst he enlisted the aid of a second student to "discover" and report the threat to the administration.

The school suspended the student immediately. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Department of Spokane Superior Court to determine if the teen will be charged with a felony count of making a bomb threat at a school.

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