VANCOUVER, Ore. -- An unnamed 17-year-old has been arrested following a threat of violence against teachers and students at Heritage High School.
The sheriff's office first received word of the threat made on social media about 9 p.m. on Nov. 20, according to Sgt. Todd Barsness of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
An investigation was launched in concert with the Evergreen School District which led to the arrest, he said.
The student's name was not released because he is a minor. He is a former student of the district.
He was accused of breaking a Washington law that disallows intimidation of administrators, teachers, classified workers or students via threat of violence.
If found guilty of the misdemeanor, the teen faces no more than six months in jail and no more than a fine of $500, or both.
"We would like to thank the students and parents who reported the threats tonight and encourage anyone with any information about a possible threat to any school, at any time, to report it immediately," Barsness said.