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Arrest Made in Threat to Centralia High School

Arrest Made in Threat to Centralia High School

Centralia Police and Centralia High School Superintendent Chuck Lane have announced the arrest of a Centralia High School Student who allegedly made the threat Wednesday towards Centralia High School.

Police Chief Brian Atchison says the 15-year-old male was arrested at the school Thursday afternoon for making terrorist threats.   He was later released to a family member pending court action on the incident.  The student reportedly wrote a note that made a threat towards the school.

Lane says the student has been suspended the maximum 10 days allowed by the administration.  He notes any other steps to be taken are still under consideration.

Lane commended the school’s principal and assistant principals for their hard work that led to the information that allowed police to make an arrest.  He said he was confident they would determine who was responsible.

Lane said Centralia Police were called after the threat had been brought to the attention of the administration.   The school was placed on lockdown around 10:50 Wednesday morning.  Lane said after the threat was determined not to be credible, the school came off the lockdown and went back to the normal school day around 11:30 Wednesday morning.

Lane is thanking everyone for their patience and cooperation throughout the process.