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Student arrested for making death threats

A 13-year-old Cedar Heights Junior High School student was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly making death threats and disrupting school activities.

School Resource Officer Bob MacFann responded to a complaint call from Assistant Principal Faithe Lester shortly after 1 p.m. A teacher had reported to Lester that she witnessed two female students arguing and one — the suspect — claimed to have a switchblade knife.

The other student told Lester that she had gotten into an argument with the suspect, during which the suspect said she “had a switchblade in her backpack and she was going to kill (another student).”

Lester told MacFann she considered this cause for concern and took the threat as real.

MacFann read the suspect her rights and she agreed to talk to him. She claimed she did not say she was going to kill (the other student mentioned), but instead said she “had a switchblade in her backpack and was going to kill the next guy who came along.”

She told MacFann she knew it was wrong to make such a threat, but that she was angry. She added that other students make threats and that she was being treated unfairly.

MacFann explained to her that all threats are taken seriously, and at school they pose a problem because they cannot be treated as a joke.

The teen was then arrested and booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center for making death threats and disrupting school activities. She was placed under emergency expulsion pending a hearing.

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