VANCOUVER -- A ninth-grade boy accused of threatening to bring a weapon to school and shoot students at Skyview High School last week has been placed on house arrest.
The boy pleaded not guilty to felony harassment in court Monday. His parents told the judge they never saw this coming. Now the boy's mother has resigned from her job so she can spend time helping her son while he is on house arrest.
Investigators said they found information which showed the boy had searched for "how to commit mass murder" on the Internet.
Other students alerted school staff after the boy allegedly made threats and showed classmates a website where he would get a weapon, according to Sgt Shane Gardner with the Clark County Sheriff's office.
The students recorded the threats and showed them to staff members. School officials were able to get the boy to the office, where police were called.
The child was taken to a juvenile detention center until his Monday release on house arrest.
Patricia Mattison, communications director for the Vancouver Schools, said that the school staff did everything right. She said the district has a zero tolerance for any threats like this.