Juvenile arrested for making threats to kill in La Push

  • Tue Feb 4th, 2020 12:08pm
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On the afternoon of Feb. 3, at about 4 p.m. La Push tribal Police Officers responded to the Quileute Tribal School located at 30 Ocean Drive in La Push for a threat complaint. La Push Police Officers determined that a fifteen year old juvenile male had allegedly been making threats to kill a student and had made a threat to shoot up the school and everyone in it.

The threats took place in La Push which is located within the boundaries of the Quileute Tribal Reservation. The La Push Police Department requested the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation as the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction over juveniles on the Quileute Tribal Reservation.

Clallam County Deputies responded to La Push and conducted an investigation into the threats made by the juvenile male. Deputies determined the juvenile suspect had been making threats against a student at the school for about a month. The juvenile suspect was alleged to have been making threats to kill a student and he also wanted to kill other people at the school. Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at the juvenile suspect’s home in an attempt to gather evidence in the case.

The juvenile male suspect was taken into custody by Deputies from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and he was booked into the Clallam County Youth Center in Port Angeles on the charge of felony harassment threats to kill.

The Clallam County Prosecutors office is currently reviewing the case for formal charging in the matter. This is an ongoing investigation and there will be no further updates. The juvenile arrested for making the threats was the only suspect and at this time there is no public safety threat.

CASE No. 2020-2662