Different Threats At Schools In Mukilteo And Everett Lead To Arrests/Referrals

December 2, 2021

Everett Sports

The two threats were separate cases and dealt with by two different law enforcement agencies.

Both the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Everett Police Department announced actions in the last 24 hours after different incidents of threats at schools in the Mukilteo and Everett School Districts. Here’s the information provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office regarding the arrest of a student for threats in the Mukilteo District.

Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to investigate a threat made towards three schools located in the Mukilteo School District. Upon arrival, deputies discovered an anonymous social media post that indicated there would be a shooting at Voyager Middle School, Explorer Middle School and Mariner High School. Patrol deputies requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Unit and detectives began working the case.

Detectives were able to identify the source of the social media post and deputies responded to the suspect’s residence.

The suspect, a 14-year-old, was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to Denny Youth Center and booked on six felony charges.

Meanwhile Everett Police issued the following press release regarding threats and at least one criminal referral in unrelated threats in the Everett School District.

Throughout the region, law enforcement has observed an increase in school related threats. The Everett School District and the Mukilteo School District, which are both within the City of Everett, are not immune to this trend. In the past few days, several threats were made at our schools.

Each threat is taken seriously and thoroughly investigated by an assigned School Resource Officer. At North Middle School, criminal charges were forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office against a 12 year-old male student who made threats. Officers continue investigating a threat, written on a bathroom wall, at Evergreen Middle School and do not believe there is immediate danger at the school.

As student safety is paramount, we work closely with our local school districts and other law enforcement agencies. These partnerships allow us to quickly address the threats, perform thorough investigations, and share information so school districts can make student safety decisions.

Editor’s note: Here are some resources from the Everett and Mukilteo School Districts you may find useful.

Students, parents or other community members who have a concern about safety in Everett Public Schools or know something about a possible threat to safety, are urged to call or text the safety tip line. Or you can email us a tip or enter a tip online. Those who report can choose to remain anonymous while providing information that might protect our students.
Text or call 855-637-2095

You can also learn more about Everett School District safety measures here.

Here’s the link to the Safety and Security resources page for the Mukilteo School District.

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