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Report of threats at school lead to arrest of teen in Washington

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2022 | Juvenile offenses |

While in their teenage years, kids might not always make the best decisions or understand the weight of their words. Should authorities receive information about a teenager who has allegedly issued threats of violent acts, they have a duty to investigate the matter. Even if a teenager does not follow up on these threats, the incident could still lead to juvenile charges. The parents of a 14-year-old boy in Washington may be in search of advice on their options after he was arrested for making threats toward staff members.

Reports of the incident

According to reports, authorities say they received information about the incident on a recent Tuesday at around 3:45 p.m.  They claim that someone at a local school informed them that a student was issuing threats to a staff member at the school. Reports indicate the student allegedly threatened to shoot the other party and several others.

Upon responding to the scene, authorities say they were able to locate the boy and placed him under arrest. Although he is reportedly facing numerous felony charges for harassment in relation to the alleged incident, no further information was provided pertaining to the investigation. As the penalties of a conviction for similar charges carry severe repercussions that could affect various aspects of his life, his parents could be in search of advice on how best to approach the situation.

Felony juvenile charges

Parents with children who face felony juvenile charges might not always understand their options or know where to turn for guidance in preparing for what comes next. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Washington who can evaluate the situation a person is facing and provide much-needed insight on the next steps to take. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence and assist a client in preparing a strategy with which to seek the best outcome achievable regarding his or her child’s future during subsequent court proceedings.