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EWU student arrested for felony threat to kill: ''If I wanted to shoot people, I would [have] done so'

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"During this entire investigation, Moore did everything she could to avoid taking any responsibility for her actions and lied at every opportunity she could." arresting officers said. "During this entire investigation, Moore did everything she could to avoid taking any responsibility for her actions and lied at every opportunity she could." arresting officers said.
CHENEY, Wash. -

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested Tuesday night after other students say she posted a Snapchat video that implied she was going to shoot up her dorm. 

EWU Police officers were advised of a possible student with a weapon in Synamncut Hall early Tuesday morning. When officers arrived they spoke with three students who said they had viewed a Snapchat video posted by 18-year-old Shyair Moore. Court documents state the video showed Moore holding a gun and making the statement "In the dorms with guns, shooting everyone up, Glock 12." The three students told officers they were scared and viewed the video as a "very real threat." Officers noted there were other students in the video and they went to Moore's room to speak with her. 

According to court documents, Moore's roommate told officers the gun was no longer on campus. She said a friend had brought it to the dorm and allowed Moore to hold it while she shot the video. Moore's roommate told officers Moore was in the shower and went to get her. Moore came out of the bathroom about 10 minutes later. 

During her interview with officers, Moore said she had no knowledge about the gun. Moore said there was no gun in her room and the maintained the video was not shot there. Officers asked Moore about a man that was also in the video, but she said she did not know him. Moore eventually changed her story according to court documents and said the gun was fake, according to court records.

Officers then went to the room where the video was shot and spoke to the two girls who live there. One of the girls said another student had brought the gun to the room and was showing it off, when Moore asked to see it and filmed a video for Snapchat. 

Officers then went back to speak with Moore again, who continued to say she knew nothing about the incident. One of the officers showed Moore the video of herself, and court documents state she "had nothing to say" after that.

The next afternoon a detective interviewed Moore's roommate who stated Moore lied about everything and that Moore did indeed make the video. 

Police brought in the man who owned the gun, but he refused to give a statement. 

Eventually, detectives spoke with Moore who admitted to filming the video and posting it to Snapchat. Moore said she deleted the video shortly after police arrived to speak with her. At one point during the interview Moore said to detectives she "did not know why this was a such a big deal" and that they gun was not loaded. 

"We are not criminals. If I wanted to shoot people, I would [have] done so and not gone and taken a shower," Moore told detectives, according to court documents. 

When asked why she lied during her initial interview, Moore said she did not lie and was being truthful. 

"During this entire investigation, Moore did everything she could to avoid taking any responsibility for her actions and lied at every opportunity she could." arresting officers said. 

Moore was placed under arrest after her interview for Felony Malicious Harassment-Threats to Kill and booked into the Spokane County Jail. 

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