Note threatening students found in school bathroom

A note threatening to harm several students was found Tuesday in a bathroom at John Sedgwick Junior High School, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The handwritten note was found by a custodian on toilet paper in a boy’s bathroom March 2. It contained a list of student names and a threat to harm them two days later.

The sheriff’s school resource officer for South Kitsap School District, together with school administrators, initiated an investigation the next morning, according to spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson.

Parents of the threatened students were notified of the note and its contents, and Principal Jay Villars sent a letter home to parents of all students advising them of the discovery and investigation.

As a precautionary measure, deputies provided an increased presence on the campus and its general vicinity.

During their investigation, detectives arrested a 14-year-old male on an outstanding felony warrant issued March 1 for failure to appear (in court) on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, burglary and malicious mischief.

Wilson said the student was not charged in connection with the threatening note.

He said no other arrests have been made, and detectives are waiting for a handwriting analysis to be completed on the note.

The initial investigation has been turned over to sheriff’s detectives for further follow-up action.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ken Smith at (360)337-4998.

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