18-Year-Old Cascade High Student Arrested For Felony Threats

June 8, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

Editor’s Update 2:30 PM: At one o’clock today the suspect made his initial court appearance before a judge who found there was probable cause to hold him on $10,000.00 bail for felony harassment. It will be up to the Snohomish County Prosecutor to decide what charges to file. Also, here is the letter sent out by the Principal at Cascade High…

Dear Cascade Families,

In the middle of the night last night law enforcement arrested one of our students for his part in making a serious Snapchat threat to another Cascade student. A second student has been removed from school while police investigate that student’s potential involvement in the threat.

Our students are in classes this morning. Some may be aware of the Snapchat threat and may want to visit with you about it — or with one of our staff who are also aware of the situation.

Fast thinking on the part of one person who saw the middle-of-the-night threat made it possible for the sheriff’s department to respond quickly. I am grateful for that person’s quick report of the threat and for the sheriff’s department speedy response as well as the partnership with the Everett Police Department.

This is a good reminder of the need to be aware of students’ social media activity. Free online information about internet safety is available for all district staff, parents and students. The link to Atomic Learning is available from the “Grades & More” logo on the district homepage.

Thank you for talking about internet safety with your students, and thank you to our law enforcement partners for their help to keep our schools and students safe.

Cathy Woods

Cascade High School Principal

Original Post 11:00 AM…

Cascade High student

Your child likely uses Snapchat. Here’s more about the messaging app.

An 18-year-old Cascade High student was booked into the Snohomish County Jail early this morning for stalking and felony harrassment. Shari Ireton from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office provides more information in this press release…

An 18 year-old Cascade High School student was arrested last night for making threats to another student via Snapchat. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 9800 block of 36th Dr SE around 11:15 p.m. The victim, also an 18 year-old student from Cascade HS, told deputies he received a Snapchat photo of an assault rifle and a pistol from the suspect, along with a threatening message. The victim reported that he then received a video of the Columbine Shooting from the suspect, followed by a photo of two what appeared to be two males wearing masks holding the assault rifle and pistol. While deputies were on scene investigating, the victim received additional threatening messages from the suspect.

Deputies located the suspect, along with two other males, at a residence at the 1200 block of Madrona Ave. The suspect told deputies that the guns in the photos were not real, but Airsoft guns. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Snohomish County jail for stalking and felony harassment. Everett Police assisted with the investigation. The other two males with the suspect cooperated with deputies and have not been arrested.

Snapchat is a messaging app that is becoming one of the most popular ways to communicate on the internet. Here’s more about the app and important safety tips for parents who have kids likely using Snapchat.

The 18-year-old Cascade High student is expected to make his initial court appearance at a probable cause hearing at 1:00PM.


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